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Meteorite Slice Pendant with Peridot in Sterling S by HeatherJordanJewelry Meteorite Slice Pendant with Peridot in Sterling S :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 2 0 Emerald and Herkimer Diamond Necklace in Sterling by HeatherJordanJewelry Emerald and Herkimer Diamond Necklace in Sterling :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 0 Aquamarine and Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Aquamarine and Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Fluorite Wire-Wrapped Pendant with Amethyst in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Fluorite Wire-Wrapped Pendant with Amethyst in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Wire-Wrapped Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Wire-Wrapped Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 2 0 Fluorite and Amethyst Wire-Wrappped Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Fluorite and Amethyst Wire-Wrappped Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 0 Trilobite Fossil Pendant with Peridot in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Trilobite Fossil Pendant with Peridot in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 0 Blue Topaz and Opal Necklace in Sterling Silver by HeatherJordanJewelry Blue Topaz and Opal Necklace in Sterling Silver :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 0 Aqua Chalcedony n Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant in S by HeatherJordanJewelry Aqua Chalcedony n Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant in S :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 0 Watermelon n Rubellite Tourmaline Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Watermelon n Rubellite Tourmaline Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 2 0 Botyroidal Blue Chalcedony Druzy n Rainbow Moonsto by HeatherJordanJewelry Botyroidal Blue Chalcedony Druzy n Rainbow Moonsto :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Honduran Black n Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant by HeatherJordanJewelry Honduran Black n Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Wire-Wrapped Australian Boulder Opal Pendant by HeatherJordanJewelry Wire-Wrapped Australian Boulder Opal Pendant :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 0 Fluorite and Amethyst Wire-Wrappped Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Fluorite and Amethyst Wire-Wrappped Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 3 0 Dinosaur Bone and Rainbow Moonstone Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Dinosaur Bone and Rainbow Moonstone Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Petoskey Stone and Green Apatite Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Petoskey Stone and Green Apatite Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0

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Meteorite Slice Pendant with Peridot in Sterling S
From the depths of space to the palm of your hand, this lovely, handcrafted pendant was made with a slice of the Muonionalusta meteorite, wrapped in genuine Sterling silver wire with sparkling, gem-quality faceted peridot beads, set in delicate herringbone weaves. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, then the entire surface of the pendant was coated in clear lacquer to resist tarnish and preserve the aged finish of the piece over time. This pendant, measures 54x34x24mm (2.1" x 1.3" x 0.9") and comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain. This is truly a one-of-a-kind piece and there will never be another like it!

The Muonionalusta meteorite is a fine octahedrite IVA iron meteorite, which fell about a million years ago, just west of the border between modern-day Finland and Sweden. The first fragment was discovered in 1906 near the village of Kitkiöjärvi and since then, others were found in a 25x15km (15.5x9.3 mi) strewn field in the Pajala district of Norrbotten County, ~140km (87 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. This meteorite most likely originated from the iron core or mantle of a planetoid, which shattered as it fell to Earth.

The unique criss-cross texture on the surface of this meteorite slice is what is known as a "Widmanstätten pattern" and consists of tightly packed nickel-iron crystals. The pattern becomes visible when meteorites are cut, polished and acid-etched (to remove excess polish and dirt).

This piece comes in a luxurious, black velvet jeweler's box, contained in a cardboard outer shell (so you can wrap the box without damaging the velvet); perfect for gift-giving! This is an heirloom-quality piece you can treasure for many years to come! This ships fully-insured and with international tracking, for your convenience and peace of mind. Makes a great gift for the space enthusiast in your life!

*Iron meteorites contain significant amounts of nickel so if you have an allergy or sensitivity to this metal, you should not wear, or handle this item.

**Buy it at: heatherjordanjewelry.com
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Emerald and Herkimer Diamond Necklace in Sterling
This gorgeous, handcrafted pendant was made with a deep, forest-green emerald cabochon, set in solid Sterling silver wire, woven by-hand to cascade around the edges. Silver loops and weaves wash about the base of the pendant while three sparkling Herkimer diamonds, set between Sterling silver bead caps add to the richness of the stone. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk to bring out the texture and intricacy of the wire-work. Finally, the entire silver surface was coated with a layer of clear lacquer to resist tarnish and preserve the aged finish of the piece over time. The pendant comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain and measures 38x24x17mm (1.5" x 0.9" x 0.7"). This is a one-of-a-kind item and there won't ever be another like it!

Herkimer diamonds are double-terminated (pointy at both ends) quartz crystal found in exposed outcrops of dolostone in and around Herkimer County, New York and the Mohawk River Valley. While such double-terminated crystals may also be found in other parts of the world, crystals originating in New York are known for their extreme clarity.

This piece comes in a luxurious, black velvet jeweler's box, contained in a cardboard outer shell (so you can wrap the box without damaging the velvet); perfect for gift-giving! This is an heirloom-quality piece you can treasure for many years to come! This ships fully-insured and with international tracking, for your convenience and peace of mind. Hurry before someone else buys it first!

*Buy it at: heatherjordanjewelry.com
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Aquamarine and Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant in SS
This gorgeous, handcrafted pendant was made with a natural, faceted aquamarine cabochon, set in solid Sterling silver wire, woven to cascade around the edges of the stone. Three fiery Ethiopian welo opals add to the richness of the stone, with green, blue, yellow and peach fire flashing from within. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, then sealed in beneath a layer of clear lacquer to preserve the aged finish of the piece and resist tarnish over time. This pendant comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain and measures 32x24x15mm (1.3" x 1.0" x 0.6"). This piece is a one-of-a-kind item and there won't ever be another like it!

This piece comes in a luxurious, black velvet jeweler's box, contained in a cardboard outer shell (so you can wrap the box without damaging the velvet); perfect for gift-giving! This is an heirloom-quality piece you can treasure for many years to come! This ships fully-insured and with international tracking, for your convenience and peace of mind.

*Buy it at: heatherjordanjewelry.com
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Fluorite Wire-Wrapped Pendant with Amethyst in SS
This gorgeous pendant is composed of a multi-colored, banded fluorite stone, lovingly cradled in solid Sterling silver wire, woven, coiled and draped elaborately across the edges of the stone with three, faceted, gem-quality amethyst beads cascading down silver coils and set in delicate, herringbone weaves. The wire was oxidized (darkened) naturally with egg yolk, then coated in a clear lacquer to resist tarnish and protect the aged finish of the piece over time. This pendant, measures 44x25x22mm (1.7" x 1.0" x 0.9") and comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain that closes with a lobster-claw clasp. Rugged, organic and rich, this pendant truly reflects the raw beauty of nature's finest treasures. Gorgeous!

This piece comes in a luxurious, black velvet jeweler's box, contained in a cardboard outer shell (so you can wrap the box without damaging the velvet); perfect for gift-giving! This is an heirloom-quality piece you can treasure for many years to come! This ships fully-insured and with international tracking, for your convenience and peace of mind.

*Buy it at: heatherjordanjewelry.com
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Wire-Wrapped Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant in SS

This tiny pendant packs a powerful punch! It was made with a solid Ethiopian Welo opal cabochon, woven in solid Sterling silver wire with three fiery Ethiopian opals, set in delicate herringbone weaves. All of the opals emit vivid green, red and blue fire with pops of yellow and orange as they turn in the light. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, then sealed in clear lacquer to protect the finish and for ease of care. The pendant comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain and measures 31x21x16mm (1.2" x 0.8" x 0.6"). This is a one-of-a-kind item and there won't ever be another like it. It is rare to find welo opals set in antiqued Sterling silver because polishing is such a delicate process.

This piece comes in a luxurious, black velvet jeweler's box, contained in a cardboard outer shell (so you can wrap the box without damaging the velvet); perfect for gift-giving! This is an heirloom-quality piece you can treasure for many years to come! This ships fully-insured and with international tracking, for your convenience and peace of mind.

*Buy it at: heatherjordanjewelry.com

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Heather Jordan
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Canada
Heather Jordan Jewelry has very humble roots. I started making jewelry as a way to cope with what was going on in my personal life. After years of persistent illness, I was granted a second chance to have a career; something so most others, in my situation, don't receive. I never purposefully set out to start a jewelry business; it just seemed to unfold naturally as time went on.

My first pieces were bracelets made with packets of stone chip beads from the local dollar store. I was able to sell them and use the proceeds to buy simple tools and materials from local craft stores. Again, pieces sold and I used those profits to buy even more supplies. The cycle continued. A friend offered display space in her store so I would have a place to sell full-time and I started doing local craft shows. Soon, I was outselling competitors and being approached by owners of local boutiques, who were interested in carrying my work on consignment. I started to establish a stable revenue stream and paid myself a modest salary. Next, I ventured out into online venues. By then, I had acquired a taste for being my own boss and wanted to see if I could build a real business.

I started working with wire just before I got my business license. This was a conscious and calcuated decision, on my part, for several reasons. First, no other local artists were wire-wrapping so it helped me stand out. Second, I would rather invest more time (making a piece of jewelry) than spend more to incorporate manufactured components that often lacked character. I found that if I made my own findings and elements with wire, I didn't spend as much on commercially-produced beads. Third, using wire gave me more design options. Using manufactured components limits creative freedom and I wanted my pieces to be different from anything else on the market. Wire-wrapping also gave me the ability to use materials that would otherwise be off-limits, such as un-drilled stones, fossils and meteorites.

Entrepreneurship is far more challenging than most people think, especially if you don't have a start-up fund to launch your business, and you're accustomed to traditional employment, with a regular salary. Not only did I have to develop my skills as an artist, but a businesswoman as well. In essence, I've spent the past few years engaged in an unofficial, yet rigorous program of independent study, simultaneously in those realms. I recently moved my business to Toronto so I could continue to grow and evolve. Starting a business isn't for everyone but it was definitely the right move for me.
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Hawkkit12 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday!
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Scaredycat33 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
Wow you are such an inspiration. You should really consider getting your story out there. Your work is awesome I hope to be able to afford a piece or two soon.
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random-drawer-person Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the steampunk bismuth crystal ones! Wow!
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Soulsilk Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Beautiful jewelry! Very nice work!
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melichen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Your jewelry is amazing!
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Lilmissbirdy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Happy Birthday!
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a beautiful day!!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the watch add!!! :icongrin--plz:

:butterfly: Krista
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blackcurrantjewelry Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Thank you for the watch : )
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HeatherJordanJewelry Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love your work! :)
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