with Antique Prayer-Steps Strap
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The TIBETAN TAPESTRY BEAD-WOVEN PENDANT is an adaptation of one component segment of a bracelet designed by Cynthia Rutledge. It is made with Japanese Miyuki delica and seed beads, using both peyote stitch and brick stitch techniques, to create a type of treasure-pouch. The central focal bead, which is wrapped by the bead weaving "pouch", is a brass and copper bead from India. Brass rondelles and brass drops with a leaf pattern complete the piece. This piece was strung using Nymo thread.
The ANTIQUE PRAYER-STEPS STRAP is my own design. I had seen an intricate metal chain on an old vintage piece of jewelry, and this influenced my design. In the strap, I use Japanese Miyuki bugle beads, Miyuki delica and seed beads, and Austrian crystal beads. The strap is finished off with a gold-filled hook/eye clasp. The strap is strung with FireLine cable thread. The pendant with strap is approximately 26" long.
and strap, similar to the image shown, with sterling silver or gold-filled
a 14KT gold clasp, add $400.00
With 14KT gold drops and rondelles, add $1500.00
With 14KT focal bead, decorative bali style, add $750.00