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Pendant Faden Quartz Cluster Focal Labradorite Bead Connection

Pendant Faden Quartz Cluster Focal Labradorite Bead Connection

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Pendant features a rustic Faden Quartz cluster, bronze cage setting with bronze hand fashioned wire connections and 12 mm Labradorite bead connection. Pendant is 5 inches long, hanging ring findings approximately 12 mm circumference. This listing is for the exact cluster pendant as featured in photos. Chain or leather choker available in separate listing. A light weight everyday wear. This specific cluster is set oriented in a side view of termination. Self healing with new growth resulted in a complex clustering in beautiful front side and back. Beautiful smooth sides are illuminated with rainbows in a pleasant contrast to termination pattern frontal.

....  "Faden" (pronounced "fah-den") means "thread" and refers to a white line that runs through the crystal.....Faden quartz forms in fissures in the host rock that widen slowly and steadily.
Quartz crystals inside the host rock will rupture when the fissure opens. In a silica rich solution, this rupture will heal quickly, forming a crystal that is attached to the opposing rock walls and bridges the new opening. While the fissure continues to open steadily, the crystal will also continue to crack and heal. Because growth is much quicker on fractured surfaces than on regular faces and because it leads to small regular faces on the opposite conchoidal fracture surfaces that do not perfectly match, some of the growth solution is included in the crystal. The repeated rupturing and healing leaves a scar of liquid and gas inclusions in the crystal: a white thread, the "faden". In rare cases, the faden is covered by chlorite, which demonstrates beautifully that a now platy specimen did indeed start as a thin thread. ........ https://www.mindat.org

Collectively my body of work exhibits an organic, poetic, artisan made style. My direct approach to metalsmithing begins with bare metal sheet, wire, silver solder and collection of natural gems/minerals. To create an accessory I hand cut and hammer shape each component, often building with solder joints, hand fashion connections and or a manual knotted wire connections. All pieces are hand brushed, Liver of Sulphur oxidized and finished with a protective application of Renaissance Wax.

I am currently offering complimentary shipping.

Materials

natural fibers, windfalls, weed burden, water , fire, time

Shipping & Returns

Shipping in United States:
USPS priority mail , insured with tracking
~ Items are shipped to address listed on buyers checkout, If your shipping address is different than your payment billing please make adjustments prior to finalizing purchase. I can ship to a different address however I must be notified during purchase checkout.
~items are shipped within 48 hours of purchase. Custom orders are dependent on terms of agreement made at time of purchase.

not accepting INTERNATIONAL ORDERS at this time

Dimensions

specified in listing

Care Instructions

WASHING SUGGESTIONS:
~each purchase includes copy of instructions, an artisan soap sample with pouch. ~
For garments printed with leaves, the first 2-3 WASHINGS are very important and should be done with as much care as possible. While I have taken extra steps to fix the prints, some of the natural pigment may still wash off during the first 1-2 washings. It is unlikely that any residual natural pigment will stain another garment however it is advisable that you wash your garment by itself during the first 2 washings.

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Over exposure to direct sunlight and harsh detergents
will shift natural pigments.
Do not use bleach or enzyme detergents or dry clean.
It is suggested to use artisan soap , mild shampoo or soap nuts
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I suggest the Artisan Soap Mini Pouch In the Sink Washing Method:
~each purchase includes an artisan soap sample with pouch. ~
*Use the artisan soap while INSIDE pouch to assure concentrated
cleaning agents do not come in direct contact with fabric surfaces.
*To prepare wash water, wet soap pouch while rubbing between palms to generate suds, swish palms and sudsy pouch in wash water until cloudy. Soap pouch can also be used like a tea bag either steeping in wash water or hanging under running water.
*Fold garment in half and half again
* Immerse folded garment in wash water, continue immersing in and then pulling up out of water with up and down motion. 3 to 5 minutes.
*Drain soap water. Refill sink with clear rinse water.
*Repeat immersion action in Rinse water 3-5 minutes.
*Gently wring out cotton fabrics. silk and wool fabrics blot between two towels. I often run cotton garments through a gentle machine spin cycle then hang to dry
*Hang or lay flat to dry.
AVOID HANGING IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT

If using machine wash, method ~Turn garment inside out. ~
Cold wash on a delicate cycle with shampoo , remove promptly, Hang dry is preferred, iron if desired.

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