Gaudy by Neola

SOLD - Magenta Forest

"Magenta Forest" is a bold and beautiful necklace which features a fabulous Sonoran Desert cabochon. Soft grays in the stone serve as a background for the picturesque magenta 'branches' caused by the volcanic formation typical of this jasper mined in Mexico.

Japanese seed beads in shades of silver, and dark reds done in a Russian Leaf stitch compliment the forest like pattern of the stone.

The round cabochon itself measures 3 x 3 inches extending to 4 1/2 inches wide leaf to leaf. Backed with soft gray suede it hangs by a beaded triangular bail on a 30 inch necklace composed of a variety of complimentary beads, this statement piece combines a modern look with Victorian colors in a most unique and unusual way.

A perfect Mother's Day gift or for any special occasion.

Neola Bye-Beza

I have always been attracted to all things natural and earthy. As a bead artist living here in the southwest desert I am surrounded by wonderful lapidary folks giving me access to unusual cuts of jasper and agates that lend themselves to the unique "one of a kind' beaded jewelry I design. Working with natural stones and seed beads which I embroider onto leather or suede using my own original designs with native stitches and techniques I sew or loom each piece individually.


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