My pendants some information
I make a lot of pendants, assuming you have a nice chain to put it on, or can easily acquire chain. This keeps the cost down. I sell to people who use my centerpiece in their own creative finished necklace. All the art you see is work I have done myself. In most cases I find the stones and cut them. I find the fossils, wood, and other Alaska materials. In many cases material needs special care like stabilizing. Each piece is hand cut one of a kind no templates never repeated design. I carve the original make a mold and do my own casting of caps, each cast just for that piece. I usually cast 20 at a time to save time nd costs. I do all my work in Nenana Alaska population 300 , in a 100 year old log cabin. There is usually a story behind each piece. I do go to Tucson to the big gem fossil show. My mother lives there so I go visit her and do the show. Over the years I buy sell trade and do acquire turquoise cut stones amber and non Alaska materials, but specialize in Alaska.
Turquoise pendant with bird
Dyed not a quality stone, set very well with lots of busy balanced metal and 3 Australian opals. Sterling silver setting, bronze flower bird copper stems. 2 x 1.5 x ¼ inches thick. Very flashy opal. Price reflects lower value turquoise.
Dinosaur bone pendant with butterfly
Dinosaur bone from Nenana river. Sterling silver bezel with brass butterfly. Double ring back to help keep it from flipping over. 2 x 1 x ¼ inches thick
pendant turquoise with rabbit
Small light pendant with Mexican turquoise set in sterling silver. Brass rabbit and flower. 1x1x ¼ inches thick. A unique setting . Natural not dyed or treated. quality turquoise
pendant agate with dragonfly
Alaskan carnelian agate with dragonfly cap and flowers soldered to sterling silver setting. Reversible. 1.5 x 1 x ¼ inch thick. Agate from Yukon River I cut myself
Pendant cut amethyst with swallow
Small dainty nice amethyst custom set in sterling bezel with brass swallow on top. Brazilian amethyst hand selected at Tucson gem show. Half inch across.
pendant Alaska green rock, bear
The stone is a not named Alaska river rock that resembles jade. Sterling silver bezel. Brass bear and cap with copper stem (as part of the setting that holds the stone in place.) 3 x 1.5 x over ¼ thick. Heavier than it looks – about an ounce
Nowitna agate pendant rabbit cap
2 x 1 1/2 inches, seen by penny for size in picture. I found the stone near Ruby Alaska on the Yukon River. Cut nd polished it, then decided a bronze rabbit would suit the design. Sterling silver stone setting shows off the stone with nothing across the stone that lets light pass through it. Light in weight, bail is behind rabbit.
Blue lapis pendant owl
2 x 1 inch see penny in picture for size. Brass owl and leaves are part of the setting. Sterling flower bezel. Very one of a kind. Trying a new way to set the stone. I cut and polished the rough stone acquired in Tucson. Bail is on owl. medium weight, not for those who want 'light.' A nice quality stone
Arctic conglomerate rock pendant- duck
2 x 2 triangle. This rock has no name and comes form above the arctic circle near an oil pipeline camp. This is mixture of jasper and volcanic ash. Takes a nice polish, is a hard stone I cut and polished myself. Set in sterling silver with brass duck . Ducks are very common in the arctic environment the stone comes from.