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The companion beads in this pendant include more mysterious iolite nuggets (navigational stone of the Vikings), Baltic Amber, Keishi pearls, AAA blue-fire moonstone, misty green apatite, clear quartz, onyx, a Swarovski crystal teardrop and a handsome lampwork acorn by an Australian artist. The pendant hangs on a simple, but beautiful hand-rendered sterling bail by a local California artist.
Interesting that in the language of the Sami people of Northern Scandinavia, there are hundreds of words which mean 'snow.' Being a Scandinavian myself and loving the idea of 5 months of a white landscape and icy temperatures, I created 'The Snow Queen,' or simply, 'Snow.' 'The Snow Queen' is another of my newer designs from my Simple Luxe Collection. This piece is a lampwork, gemstone 'wrap' bracelet. That is, two strands of lampwork, stones, gems, white & regular sterling (925) and some lovely sterling charms including: A hammered puffy white SS heart (Hilltribe artisans), two white SS snowflake, reindeer and a snowflower. The Snow Queen herself is a hand-rendered (old, lost wax technique of silver-casting) done by a local artist who also completed the handsome, substantial round toggle clasp. Stunning pure white studio lampwork beads by five esteemed lampwork artists living here and abroad make up 'The Snow Queen.' The piece is punctuated with AAA faceted quartz nuggets, freshwater Baroque & Keishi pearls, clear furnace beads by the esteemed furnace glass artist Christensen, a large faceted chunky moonstone which flashes blue in just the right light and lots of white sterling findings, beads, Swarovski beads and accents. A small touch of red at the toggle ends completes 'The Snow Queen' and adds just that bit of startling contrast to an otherwise tres elegant landscape of cascading beads for the season of snow, ice and cold.
I read just yesterday that a color trend of Spring, 2012 is a pure and 'blinding' white. I must admit I was swooning when I saw an elegant, silk, flowing suit - perfectly tailored on a tall, elegant young woman. It is nice to see the pure color of white 'on trend' again!
'The Snow Queen' which measures a loose 9 inches, may be resized at no additional charge. Please note that this style of wrap is meant to be worn somewhat loosely and playfully, but not to the point where it could slip off your wrist.
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