Silver and poppies

layered silver and 18k gold arizona poppy necklace

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Inspired by the Arizona Poppies in my backyard-- a handful of little volunteer plants that I look forward to greeting each morning (new flowers open each day!)--this necklace is layered with petals and leaves. If you haven't seen Arizona Poppies, I did a Google search for you and here they are! I love trying to incorporate flowers and other botanical elements into my jewelry. If you've been following my work for a while, in January I had an Arizona Poppy collection that was quite different. I'm excited to keep figuring out new ways to capture botanical elements in mostly 2D silversmithing.

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Back to the current necklace...An 18k gold bezel with 18k gold accent beads highlight the creamsicle Carneilan stone, faceted to catch the light just right. But wait, I want to show you the backside, because it's not just an afterthought, it's also a part of the whole design.

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arizona poppy necklace in layered silver, back view

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This is the first necklace in the Big Beauty Collection and it might be my favorite of the bunch. (See them all here and be the judge!) I made the chain with two jump rings so that it can be clasped at 18" or 20", to give you a little wiggle room and make it more versatile. This necklace is in the shop, so go give her a visit. 

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arizona poppy necklace in silver and 18k gold with carnelian

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arizona poppy necklace in layers of silver, 18k gold and carnelian 

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