Pieces – Necklace, Earrings
Materials – Delftware Beads, Glass, Swarovski Crystals, Sterling Silver, Bali Silver, Seed Beads
Item Number – N14-5201
Price – 470
Length – 26″
Description – This cute necklace incorporates miniature Delftware Shoes with Sterling Silver Shoes and other Charms. The Delft Beads and Shoes are complemented by blue Swarovski Crystals and white Seed Beads. Sterling Silver Beads and a Bali Silver S-Hook Clasp complete this unique and fun design. The matching earrings with Sterling Silver Hook Wires are finished by Lapis Lazuli Gemstones.
Other information – Delftware Beads have been made in and around Delft, in the Netherlands, since the 16th century. Many of the Delft Beads found their way to Venetia and were used in the barter trade with Africa. The jewelry from Delft Blue Beads in the Netherlands are made by hand. These beads are from the Delft Company in the Netherlands. Swarovski Crystals are precisely cut crystals, which are related to luxury products. Daniel Swarovski, a glass-cutter, established a Crystal Cutting Factory in Austria using hydroelectricity in 1895. Glass beads are made using varied colored glass rods. These are heated, stretched, rolled, pulled, decorated and cooled. They were originally Venetian made and used as money. Lapis Lazuli is an opaque rock, a crystalline aggregate composed largely of Blue Lazurite with Mica and Pyrite throughout it. Lapis Lazuli has been mined in Afghanistan for more than 6000 years. The Egyptians used Lapis Lazuli for seals, and they carved it into vases and figurines. It is also found in Siberia, Chile, Pakistan, Canada, and USA. Lapis is said to unlock mysteries as it helps one move through confusion. It is also purported to give the wearer courage as well as promote healing, love, joy, and fidelity.