Ammonite & Copper Nugget Collar

This necklace is a semi-rigid collar style. It is all handmade with Japanese seed beads & small solid copper beads using  a combination of  beadweaving techniques. The focal piece is designed with a fossil ammonite shell that I have polished to show the beautiful chatoyancy of the ammonite fossil. I then fused a solid copper nugget to the ammonite it is then suspended from a bail made of handwoven copper wire & the same seed beads & copper beads used I in the collar. The pendant can be removed and the collar worn alone. The primary weave of the collar is a Cellini Spiral.

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