Wire Wrapped Gemstones Collection by Janise Crow
One of a Kind Designer Gemstone Necklaces, Pendants, Earrings
Sterling or plated silver, bronze, copper or gold wire artfully hand-wrapped around gemstones, art glass, shells, ceramics, and found objects creating free form style pendants. Each designed is unique and eye-catching.
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Agate is a semi precious stone, a micro crystalline of quartz with bands of color. Janise enjoys creating jewelry with Agate as it is one of the most plentiful stones on the Earth and has a variety of colors and shapes. Janise adds curves, swirls and waves of wire art each piece takes on it's own character and is delicately embellished with beads or charms.
Jasper is a semi precious stone and a crypto crystalline of quartz. It breaks with a smooth surface and polishes well making it a great gemstone. Jasper is a favorite of Janise's because of the many shapes, natural colors and texture within each bead or stone. This allow Janise to express creativity and a mixture of embellishments with wire wrap art.
Turquoise is semi precious natural opaque blue-green mineral made up of aluminum and copper. It is becoming more difficult to find real turquoise and is often very expensive. Howlite turquoise is calcium borosilicate hydroxide, which is a silicate mineral often used to replicate turquoise that is naturally is white or gray with dark stripes. It takes dye very easily and make an excellent material to create a turquoise look at a fraction of the cost. It is made in many beautiful colors and shapes.
Art glass pendants are made from glass beads or glass pieces that have an artistic flair to them. Janise uses an array of art glass such as fused glass, hand painted, foiled, lampwork, infused or a sea glass. Begining with a beautiful focal point and embellishing it with free style wire art and accent beads create a unique piece of wearable art.
Ceramic beads have been a part of jewelry design for over 2,500 years. They offer interesting shapes, textures and colors. Janise allows the bead shape and the movement of the wire to define what it will be. Adding commentary beads and bobbles further complements each pendant uniquely created for you.
Carnelian belongs to the quartz group of minerals, the second most abundant mineral group on earth. Although all quartz gemstones share the same chemical composition of silicon dioxide, they are classified into two distinct branches based on crystal formation: Macrocrystalline quartz and cryptocrystalline quartz. Carnelian belongs to the cryptocrystalline branch of quartz. Cryptocrystalline, also referred to as chalcedony quartz, includes a variety of other gemstones including agate, onyx and jasper. Carnelian is classified by its distinct color and is defined as a red-orange to brownish red variety of chalcedony quartz. Carnelian obtains its color through iron impurities that form within colorless quartz crystal.
Natural beads made of shell Abalone, Mother of Pearl and Pearl. Abalone is a sea shell known as an “ear shell” because of its shape. The inside of the shell is iridescent also known as "Mother of Pearl" Each shell has been cut and shaped beautifully to create abstract shapes, flowers and geometric shapes. Mother of pearl is naturally white, but holds dye well and as a result it's beauty is unique. Janise brings to life the unique qualities hidden in the shell with an elegant wire wrap design accented with beads, bobbles or charms.
Tiger Eye is a semi precious stone, a metamorphic rock that is a member of the quartz group. Tiger eye is known for it's brown color with a darker brown stripe that can resemble an Each stone has been cut, drilled and shaped beautifully to create geometric shapes. Janise enhances the bead/stone with a delicate free style wire wrap of sturdy art wire often embellishing with an accent bead. Tiger eye looks beautiful with both silver and gold.
Onyx A beautiful, shiny black stone some consist of bands of chalcedony in alternating colors. Onyx is an elegant stone and can be casual or dress. Janise add a unique wire wrap design to showcase the beauty of the Onyx.
Necklace chains complement and complete the look of a handcrafted pendant. I offer a variety of syles to showcase your pendant.
Graceful Circle Necklace & Earrings
Graceful antiqued twisted brass wire spiraled with aqua and lime glass beads with a hand made bail. Graceful Circle pendant measures 4" and paired with a 18" brown leather cord. It is sold as a set with matching earrings.
Graceful Circle Necklace & Earrings 2
Graceful antiqued twisted brass wire spiraled with aqua glass beads with a hand made bail. Graceful Circle pendant measures 4" and paired with a 18" brown leather cord. It is sold as a set with matching earrings.
Tamed Animal Necklace and Earrings 2
Stylish antiqued brass wire spiraled with hand crafted animal giraffe print beads with a hand made bail. Tamed Animal pendant measures 2.5"-3" and paired with a 18" brown leather cord. It is sold as a set with matching earrings.