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Pepperberry Necklace with Vessonite Leaves and Swarovski Icicle on Sterling Silver

Pepperberry Necklace with Swarovski Icicle
on Sterling Silver

This one-of-a-kind necklace was made by Elizabeth Johnson and features her handmade glass berries. It includes eleven red Pepperberries in a cluster surrounding a Swarovski Crystal Icicle. The remainder of the necklace is made up of natural Vessonite faceted drops with the brilliant color of holly or ivy. For strength the necklace is constructed on 49-strand beading wire plated with sterling silver, double-crimped with sterling silver crimp beads and fastened with a sterling silver scroll hook-and-eye clasp. The overall length is 19 inches.

The sterling silver portions may be cleaned with a silver polishing cloth, or with a q-tip dipped in commonly-available red jewelry-cleaning solution and a soft toothbrush. Again make sure to rinse the necklace very, very thoroughly to neutralize and remove any traces of the cleaning fluid from all crevices and beadholes, then pat the necklace dry with a soft cloth.

This neckace is currently available at PISMO Gallery in Denver, Colorado.

Image by Elizabeth Johnson, December 20, 2012

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