The muse behind 'Sea Turtle, Come Away' is the beautiful, spare sterling sea turtle charm along with a lyrical lampwork tile bead done in watercolor-shades (turquoise, blue, teal, purple, green & white) of a tropical sea and cluttered with some of earth's most lovely stones. During the dim, darker days of early winter in Northern California, I am seeking the sea and I revel in memories of warmer water where the sea turtles swim.
The primitive & simple sea turtle charm is surrounded by magnificent, colorful semi-precious gemstones and pearls as well as small, organic, hand-shaped glass beads. There is also one purple 'spankle' round bead created by a talented British artist who torches sterling silver into thick clear glass over a core of purple and looking like a piece of the beautiful starry cosmos above us. It is this collection of studio beads, earthly stones and sterling that bring 'Sea Turtle, Come Away,' to its form. Glossy Baroque, Keishi & button pearls, gentle green amethyst, moss green and ice blue aquamarine, AAA blue-flash moonstone, cubic zirconia teardrops, lime green peridot, sleeping beauty turquoise and Caribbean blue apatite which dangle & collect like so much iridescent sea water around the sea turtle charm, sparkling in nearly 40 flashes of color, texture and earthy glow. A perfectly hand-cast bail is made by a talented local metal artist using the old-wax technique and sterling to create a sturdy, handsome pendant/necklace bail. I have strung the pendant on weathered leather cord. The pendant of 'Sea Turtle Come Away' is just over 4.5 inches in length. Taken together, the necklace measures @ 20" and the leather cord can, of course, be swapped out for other necklace or chain options should you choose different looks for different days or events.
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