Sterling and Peridot Firefly Amulet on Black Leather
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Handcrafted and designed by Teresa, our Firefly is beloved by many as it captures the unique beauty of the glowing beetle so beloved form our childhood. Here a Sterling Firefly crafted on 2mm Black Leather, cut to your desired length. We wrap the leather ends with Sterling wire and attach our own made hook clasp or a Sterling Lobster Claw style clasp with or without a, inch of dangle chain, choose from the listing menu.
The Sterling is antiqued using a natural patina, and then the unique amulet is lightly hand brushed for a matte finish, creating a found treasure feel. A unique amulet to connect one with all things magical about summer evenings and hopefully delight and please for many years to come.
Size: The Firefly is 3/4" long. This phosphorescent beetle is created on a 16" to 30" Black Leather Cord, your choice. Our Sterling Spiral wrapped ends are handcrafted as are our hook clasps. We add links of chain for length flexibilty, ending with a faceted bead complimenting your Cabochon Gem choice. All of our Gems are natural and variations occur, though we chose only the finest for our finished works standards to be maintained.
This Talisman of the beauty of summer nights will be crafted for you, please let us know if it is needed for a specific date, thanks. "I am inspired by details of my surroundings and Nature is a constant source of inspiration. My reverence for jewelry history informs my design choices. I create my pieces in Sterling sheet metal and wires, from sketches in my journal of observations. I love to capture the epemeral creatures that add so much to our outdoor experiences, rendering them is the solidity of metal is one way to capture an essence of something quite fleeting. I strive to distill these aspects of nature in my final designs; to create personal talismans that will nurture a connection with nature." --- Teresa de la Guardia
Often called the Evening Emerald, the shimmering, pale green Peridot, an August birthstone, is commonly associated with spirituality and self-expression. It is also believed that the stone has the power to ward away nightmares, bestowing peace and progress in one’s life. The crystals of Peridot are formed deep within the earth’s crust and makes their appearance through volcanic activity. Traces of the olivene gemstone, have been found in ancient Egypt, where in ancient times, this vast Country was the primary source of the Peridot. An interesting revelation is that the green gemstones described to be worn by Queen Cleopatra originally thought to be Emeralds, are now considered to have been Peridot.
Each piece is signed & dated and comes tucked in our velvet pouch, in our decorative T and Brie gift box, with our handcrafted Firefly card describing our inspiration and a bit of Firefly lore for unique, meaningful gift giving.
All of our work is designed and handcrafted in our mother daughter studio in the verdant lower Hudson Valley region of New York, where Nature is lush and full of surprises.
>>>Most of our work is made to order, kindly note ship times and contact us should you need your piece for a specific date, before ordering! <<<<<