Handmade Necklace, convertible necklace to broach

$150.00

Wear it on your lapel during the day then add the organza ribbon to wear it as a necklace, at night.....how versatile is that?

This elegantly designed, rich grey necklace/pin with hints of golds, greens, and mauve fibers, make this contemporary hand crochet necklace, embellished with mauve pearls is a must in any wardrobe.

Many hours of work went into the design and the creation of this one of a kind, intricately constructed necklace with cotton embroidery thread and it is ready to Ship Now!

Free-form knitting & crochet has no rules. Color collides in a collage of texture and fiber. It can be wild and colorful or simple and elegant. My work is recent and always designed and fabricated 100% by me!

My Freeform includes 2 and 3-D, accessories, jewelry and often worked in crochet using recycled, silk, cotton or wool (my hand spun) with embellishments of beads and found objects.

When starting a work, I choose some colors that fit my mood, pick up a crochet hook or a pair of needles, cast on or chain a few stitches and am off on the adventure of total design freedom and fun. There are no patterns, no rules, and unintended patterns and become original design elements: and best of all, no swatching! In fact I mix as many crochet and/or knit stitches and yarn varieties as suits me at the moment, without fear of failure. Sometimes I have an inspiration but most often, I have no concept of the final piece in mind, until I am well into the process. Apart from a never-ending supply of materials, what more could a textile artist want?

Freeform yarn work is like doodling – the hook/needles are the pen and the yarn is the ink and paper. It is a timeless, meditative and often hypnotic process, which is organic, intuitive, and immediate. The outcome is an original piece of art like no other, not only functional, but beautiful art as well. I live and work in the Skagit Valley in Washington State and all of my yarn work is made a clean and smoke free environment; ready to ship to you.

Measurements

Circumference – 18”
Main body Vertical – 2.25"
Main body Horizontal – 4”


General Care

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.

Payments

This shop accepts all major credit cards as well as PayPal payments. Don't have a PayPal account? You can follow instructions at the cart on how to use this PayPal service even if you don't have a PayPal account:

Shipping from United States

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.

US Shipments:
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.

International Shipments:
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.

Refunds

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.

Additional

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

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