Red, charcoal, and silver work in unison throughout the necklace. The necklace was inspired by a lifetime of stargazing and a deep love of red. Starflower beaded beads are created from Czech glass dagger beads and paired with crystals to form the bright centers. Separating each starflower is an agate drusy bead. All of the 8mm round drusy beads have naturally-occurring crystal inclusions sparkling out. The long sterling silver chain closes on the front side with a handmade sterling silver eclipse toggle decorated with an image of the sun and a crescent moon.
1″W, 30″L, 0.5″D
Red Star Bright - Necklace
The toggle and chain are Sterling Silver. Sterling Silver can tarnish. Store the necklace in a Ziploc type bag between wearing. This will protect the sterling from the atmosphere that causes the surface to oxidize. Occasionally spritz the entire necklace with Windex, rub around so all surfaces are covered, and rinse thoroughly. Rinse some more to insure that there is no residue from the Windex. Let dry 24 hours in the air. The Windex procedure will remove the oils from you skin that can cause oxidization. Return to the Ziploc type bag. This will keep the sterling bright and shiny. If you prefer a patina look, store where the air gets to the necklace and occasionally polish with a cleaning cloth (included in your packaging) and the lower areas will naturally darken and you determine how shiny the high spots are with how much you rub. All jewelry requires some care to remain beautiful.
Sterling silver chain, handmade toggle closure, and connection wire, The beads are 4mm coral, 12mm druzies, Czech glass daggers, and 4mm Chinese facitated crystals.