Stand out from the crowd in this very unique statement necklace in shades of rust, sand, aqua and hot turquoise blue. While wearing it, you can imagine that you are enjoying the warmth of the high desert around Santa Fe. Wear it over bare skin with an evening dress or summer tank top, or with a sweater or blouse. This piece will always give pleasure to you and anyone who sees you in it.
I crocheted this intricately constructed necklace with cotton embroidery thread and embellished with 3 raku ceramic beads (hand crafted). Many hours of work went into the design and the creation of this one of a kind piece.
While the inspiration for this came reading a wonderful book, Santa Fe Design, the original design is my own and will never be repeated, so you will own the only one.
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Hand made free-form crochet and knitting allow me follow my artistic voice while providing unique and original wearable art for my clients. Free form is a one of a kind technique where I can express my imagination, and demonstrate my knowledge of stitches and skills.
Further it is a method of creating unique pieces by using a variety of patterns, dimensions, stitches, textures and colors.
This work is very labor intensive from the design process through the many hours of skillful work. My Freeform includes 2-d and 3-D adornment, garments, wall hangings, accessories, jewelry and more. The jewelry is often worked in bead crochet using silk, cotton or wool with glass beads. The bags, hats and scarves are worked in different types of crochet, knitting and felting using a variety of yarns in modular forms. I usually start out with a general idea of what the piece will be, but never completely know until we (me and the piece) are finished.
All of my yarn work is made a clean and smoke free environment in the beautiful Skagit Valley in Washington State and read to ship to you.
Measurements: Neck circumference -18.75"
Maximum Drop - 4"
Width at neckline - 4.75”
1. Use water tepid water, never above 100F (40C)
2. Use a mild shampoo (that you use for your hair) like a baby shampoo or a very mild soap (Eucalan would be perfect if available).
3. Prepare a bowl of shampoo (about a tsp.) + water, shake the piece inside this mixture very gently for a few minutes (by using your finger tips) then rinse within a bowl of clean water by shaking gently.
4. Rinse as needed until the water is clear of soap
5 - Lie flat on a towel to dry. (not in the sun)
6. When it is dry, you can iron (lowest temperature) from the back side of the piece. Use a thin cotton fabric in between the iron and the piece.
Always store your piece flat in a dry, darker place. UV from the sun is very harmful to fibers over a period of time.
A copy of the appropriate detailed instructions will accompany your piece.
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All attempts will be made to ship your item(s) to you as soon as possible. Shipment will take place within 1- 3 days of receiving payment, unless otherwise noted in the shipping information associated with the item.
All shipments will be sent to the address listed in the Etsy transaction, unless other arrangements have been communicated.
All domestic shipments will be sent via USPS First Class Mail with USPS Tracking. Expedited shipping via Priority Mail shipping is available for an extra fee. If you wish to have your shipment insured, let me know and I will also let you know what the additional charges will be, before shipping. Please send me a message to inquire about these options.
All International shipments will be sent via USPS First Class International Service according to the USPS guidelines and restrictions. Typical delivery time is 2-3 weeks, however, it may take up to 6 weeks for the package to be delivered. The buyer is responsible for any import duties, taxes, or custom fees.
This shop is not responsible for lost or damaged packages. If you wish to insure your package, please let me know. All domestic shipments will have an associated tracking number.
The goal of this shop is to provide products and services that meet the customer's expectations. I want you to be happy with your purchase and your interactions with this shop. Please take the time to read the description of each item very carefully (specifically, measurements, colors, and materials used and feel free to ask questions prior to submitting your order. This may save you the trouble of needing to ship an item back if it not what you expected.
-If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return any item
except, custom orders.
-You must notify me with in 14 days of receiving the item that you will return it.
-I will quickly email you a return authorization number, which you will enclose
with the product.
-I will expect you to ship the item back to me, with start return ship within 10 days.
In case there is a return for any reason except damage, the item must be returned in the same condition and unworn, as it was received.
-Return shipping charges are paid by you and are non-refundable.
-Your refund will be issued within 5 days of receipt and I will notify you of refund
so that you can check it with your records.
All my products are original and proprietary designs and are not to be duplicated. I do not duplicate my pieces as they are all organic, original designs. I may do somewhat similar designs and in different colors, material and embellishments. All my products have a “Gail’s Yarnworks hand-written tag.
I wrap your parcel in a neutral color envelope or box, containing care and cleaning information, as well as my contact details. Together with the item purchased, you will get a small gift-surprise – a handmade element, in appreciation for your purchase. I love it when my customers smile!
And thanks again for stopping by! Gail Coleman