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Tiger's Eye, glass, and cloisonne


About this design:

This is one of two necklaces using not only Tiger's Eye, but also a unique set of glass beads called "Venetian-Indian hybrid" beads. These beads began their journey from Venice, using raw Venetian glass rods. Purchased by a company in India, they were manufactured in an Indian factory. However, due to several problems (they were not "Venetian", per se, so they could not be called Venetian; they were not Indian because they could not be sold in India), they were sold at amazing prices to bead designers worldwide. I then picked these up at a small store in San Francisco, and the rest in history.

The central bead is a black cloisonne ball, and the necklace itself is peppered with dragon-carved Tiger's Eye. The clasp is antique pewter.

Components:

Tiger Eye, lampwork glass

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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    They all are very nice, but I like this one the most :)

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    very cool tiger eye necklaces! the focal on this one is especially interesting. great wire work in the other 2!

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