Custom orders for similar pieces or for variations of items in this collection are welcome.
Materials in this collection, which include natural gemstones such as jasper, white turquoise, Chinese turquoise, jade, and lapis, suggest the bounty of the earth; others, such as shell, freshwater pearls, and coral, including blue, natural, white and red coral, suggest the sea. Many items in this collection are one-of-a-kind; however similar pieces are often available using the same type of materials. Fittings and clasps are of sterling silver or vermeil, the metals kindest to the wearer.
WC 203 On Hold -- similar necklace still available In this bold, yet very wearable piece, Jill has used green turquoise nuggets last mined in Arizona during the 1960's. The stones, heavily veined with iron and copper, are polished and stabilized. The nuggets are the perfect complement for the two-piece flame-painted copper pendant from Jill's "Sun and Moon" series. The pendant is textured and sealed to help preserve the colors. Coordinating earrings on sterling wire are also available.
N 414R Jill has created a flame-painted, hammered, copper pendant in "stripes" of blue suggesting a waterfall. The pendant is suspended from four strands of grade A deep blue kyanite petals. The pendant has been sealed to preserve the colors. Very striking and unusal. Approximate 16 3/4" excluding the 1 1/2 " pendant. This is a custom order. Please use the contact form to inquire and Jill will send you an email with a photograph of the necklace. Order time is approximately five days.
N 414Q Sold Four strands of delicate goldish polished citrine nuggets are surrounded by a hammered, fold-formed sterling silver "box slide", handcrafted by Jill. The box has been heated and partially oxidized to achieve the golden brown coloration; it has been sealed to preserve the color. The box slide can also be removed and the citrine strands worn as a separate necklace. The clasp is vermeil.
N414W Deep blue-gray kyanite "sticks" surround a pendant hand-crafted by Jill. A hammered, fold-formed, flame-painted copper pendant is wired to a hand-forged bronze bar to form an ethnic-flavored focal point. The copper has been sealed to preserve the colors. Easy-to-wear drama! (Note that the kyanite sticks can also be arranged to lay flat in one direction.)
N 414X Four strands of Grade A freshwater "corn flake" pearls are interspered with 2mm fine silver beads from Thailand and surrounded by a hammered, fold-formed "box slide" handcrafted by Jill. The box will slide off the pearls, which can also be worn as a separate necklace. The clasp and end beads are sterling silver. This is a stunning piece that must be custom-ordered. Please use the contact form to inquire and Jill will respond by email. The necklace can be made without the silver Thai beads for a price of $120.00 (and it's almost as stunning without them!). Matching pearl earrings on sterling wire are also available.
WC 205 This dramatic 17" piece with two strands of brassy gold "Biwa" freshwater pearls is both bold and light weight. The focal piece is a copper pendant, fabricated by Jill. The copper is hammered and annealed, then "folded" to form decorate relief lines on the pendent. Jill then solders a sterling ring on the back to suspend the piece and flame-paints the coloration with a propane torch. The pendant is sealed to help preserve the colors. The clasp is 14k gold over sterling. Coordinating earrings on sterling wire are also available. The original pendant is sold, but a similar version is still available. Use the contact form to inquire.
WC 201 Three strands of sweet blue kyanite petal stones are interspersed with tiny fine silver beads from the Hill Tribes of Thailand. Jill fabricated the "box" slide from sterling silver using the complex fold-forming technique, which involves annealing, hammering, and "folding" the metal into the box shape, along with the fold line down the middle. The toggle clasp is terling silver. This piece is stunning in the summer and spring with pastel linens or dramatic in the fall and winter with black or charcoal grey.
WC 207 SOLD A single strand of striking, deep colored garnet rondells surround a two-part copper pendant. The pendant, which is from Jill's "Sun and Moon" series, was fabricated by JIll using her signature flame-painting process. The pendant is joined by two gold over sterling rings and sealed to help preserve the colors. The clasp is vermeil (gold over sterling silver). Coordinating earrings on sterling wire are also available. A simlar necklace with different stones is available. USe the contact form to inquire.