Cabochon pendant semi precious Imperial Jasper

by WeaverbirdBeads

A hand-cut Imperial jasper cabochon with a beadwoven bezel makes a stunning one of a kind pendant. To showcase the full beauty of the stone, I beaded around the edges only, leaving the back exposed (see pictures) as well as the front. The beadwork holds the stone securely in place without hiding any more of it than absolutely necessary.

This piece of jasper came from Cabbingrough. The landscape presented in the cabochon is full of lovely, subtle variations in hue and pattern. To create the pendant, I picked out three colors of seed beads - a matte dark olive, glossy transparent beige and a matte dark brown - to complement to hues of the stone. Using these I wove the bezel using only a needle and sturdy nylon beading thread - a project of some hours. The worked edge is intended to evoke the twists and flutes of Bronze Age jewelry.

Shipped with your choice of a beige silk ribbon necklace or black leather cord necklace, ready to wear. The beaded hanging loop allows you to easily substitute your own chain, ribbon or cord, as you prefer.

Length of pendant: 2.25 inches (5.7 cm) Length of silk ribbon or leather cord: 18 inches (45.7 cm). Please specify whether you wish for leather or silk. Length is customizable - just contact me or include your requirements in Notes to Seller.

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