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Dolores

Dolores

Dolores
My mother was a woman of grace, she did everything with deliberateness. She ate slowly to savor the flavor of each bite, she was never in a hurry, as that would defile her gracefulness. She often wore pearls and presented the effortless impeccability of her existence. I marveled at her sense of style and confidence. Every Saturday I would rearrange her jewelry box, and have her recite the tale that accompanied every piece she ever wore. The Dolores is made of irregular pearl beads spaced by smaller hematite beads. The wonderful Czechoslovakian handmade glass beads are a testament to the beauty of grace and simplicity.
$360.00    
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June

June

My Aunt June was petite and sassy. I loved her spirit. When she arrived for date nights with my mom, I scoped her outfits from head to toe, landing my eyes always on her jewelry. She was as excited as I was to show off her bling for me. Each piece was a demonstration of soft power. The woman who wears the June necklace is a woman of salient confidence allowing her look to speak for her.
A pairing of tea stained carved bone cocoon pink stones spaced with Swarovski silver beads that anchor the black jet beads in flight. The circular hematite beads holding smaller silver beads resting atop the oval jet stones, serve as a reminder of how to fly while standing firmly in ones own.

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Joyce

Joyce

No view along the Schuylkill in Philadelphia is complete without seeing rowers. Joyce was designed with that memory in mind. I admire rowing for its graceful rhythm of strength. The sweeping copper ores hold black tourmaline beads associated with the root chakra, promoting both grounding and vitality. The yellow vintage African trade bead is balanced by brass bells. Cooper and black tourmaline beads fill out the design of Joyce, a statement piece for the woman who does not doubt or fear her proud display of strength.
$360.00    
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Stacy

Stacy

Stacy is the girl you used to know, but she stopped being that girl long ago. Stacy is for the transformed woman. The woman who has come into her own and knows it and owns it. Stacy, made of glimmering orange Swarovski crystal cubes set in between oval shaped black jet and selenite beads suspended from arced gun metal wire. Stacy is a fresh perspective on the familiar worn by the woman in charge of her own narravtive.
Remember, selenite cannot get wet or it will dissolve.
$360.00    
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Cassandra

Cassandra

My older sister is named Cassandra, and she is as sweet as pie, UNTIL. We all know an “UNTIL” type of woman, the one that you walk softly by to avoid waking the dragon. This necklace is for such a woman, irresistibly loving and powerful. The Cassandra necklace is a powerhouse of energy, the large leopard skin agate is a reflection of the inner spirit, and may even assist you in being a Dr. Doolittle, talking to animals. The antique copper hollow balls pair nicely with the vintage African watermelon beads that fill out the design. What I love most about this design is the unexpected trials of tiny yellow glass beads suspended from copper wire. They travel in different directions offering no set pattern or boredom.
$360.00    
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Sally

Sally

Every day after school I would put on the song Mustang Sally. The minute the needle hit the groove off I’d go dancing wildly about the living room. I loved this song and today I imagine Sally wearing this necklace, with its grey tassels bouncing and the carved onyx beckoning all manners of transformation that only Sally could foretell. The centerpiece is bordered by red glass beads I picked up at that wonderful bead shop off Union Square in Manhattan. Hematite beads, offer energy for heighten self-esteem and are offset by artisan black glass beads. In my child’s mind Sally was free and nomadic. I didn’t know where she was riding off to. I just knew I wanted to go with her. Wear your Ride Sally Ride necklace the next time you set off or simply want to feel free while staying local.
$360.00    
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Elaine

Elaine

In popular times, the name Elaine draws to mind the Seinfeld character, who I adored. In this case, my Elaine is a head strong, out right demanding woman that you just love to love. She is the type of woman who never fails to remind you, of how you, never read instructions. Always posed for control, Elaine is fashioned of a carved bone with a black tassel, embraced by black stone bubbles with intermittent grey agate and dangling misshapen cuts of pearl and jet stones.
$360.00    
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Evangeline

Evangeline

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's first epic poem, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie, published in 1847, tells a tale of love, loss, migration, war, anguish, and selflessness. Wearing this Evangeline necklace tells the story that the wearer is other worldly, but present. This necklace of vintage tea dyed filigree carved bones wing each side, as they are balanced by alternating cooper and contemporary glass chevron style beads leading to the angelic lilac silk tassel. There is an Evangeline in every woman, embrace her when you wear my one of a kind Evangeline necklace.
$360.00    
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Me

Me

There was no singular name befitting this gem of a necklace. Me, said it all. It is the anthem of jewelry, the “I’m every woman” pledge of beauty. Pink silk tassels border an antique African trade bead, with selenite spacer beads craved from huge formations deep beneath the earth. Selenite is a very delicate stone that cannot get wet, as it actually dissolves. Me is gentle, and loving, while embracing the depths of your womanly wiles.

$360.00    
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Emma

Emma

Emma was my maternal grandmother. She was a cancer survivor, among other wars she had conquered. These battles left her scarred and at times bitter. Nonetheless, she was the S in southern hospitality, although she had never been South a day in her life. If you were a guest in her home you received the royal treatment. It was not so much that you enjoyed her lavish meals. It was impossible not to fall under her beguile and whimsy. Growing up I marveled at her capacity to entertain with such warmth. In the kitchen she wielded the sharpest knives, but in the parlor, she was the butter every visitor desired on their toast.
Wear the Emma necklace when you want to enchant the crown, with its iridescent shells emitting their siren position in between copper bobbles. Emma, with its dangling jewels of amethyst and jade will keep you and guest feeling invigorated.
$360.00    
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Ruth

Ruth

When I was a little girl my family moved and we temporary lived with a woman and her family, we called her Aunt Ruth. She was a crotchety old bitty. But Aunt Ruth was also magical. Come Sunday, when she dressed for church, she asked one of us kids to fasten her necklace. It was always the last item of her attire before grabbing her handbag. Somehow, right after that necklace was fastened Aunt Ruth glowed. She addressed us as sweetly and moved with a lightness not seen during the week. I made this necklace to honor the magic that happens when a woman wears jewelry that brings out her inner joy. Oval shaped red glass beads pair between Swarovski crystal cubes. Dangling are iridescent cubed beads, the magic of this necklace, its luminosity that affirms your true spirit.

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Janet

Janet

My aunt Janet taught me about the act of faith. Not the religious faith but inner faith. She believed me and held the space needed for me to learn to believe in myself. The Janet necklace is all vintage, the filigree Coptic cross, to the hollow open copper wedding beans with African watermelon chevron beads popping about. The Janet with its suspended selenite beads reminds us to embrace a bit of spontaneity in our lives. Remember, selenite cannot get wet or it will dissolve.

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