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Wire-Wrapped Trilobite Fossil Pendant w Garnet by HeatherJordanJewelry Wire-Wrapped Trilobite Fossil Pendant w Garnet :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 2 0 Petoskey Stone n Prasiolite Pendant in Sterling S by HeatherJordanJewelry Petoskey Stone n Prasiolite Pendant in Sterling S :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 0 Rhodochrosite and Ethiopian Opal Pendant in Sterli by HeatherJordanJewelry Rhodochrosite and Ethiopian Opal Pendant in Sterli :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 4 0 Cavansite and Opal Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Cavansite and Opal Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 4 0 Plume Agate and Labradorite Wire-Wrapped Pendant by HeatherJordanJewelry Plume Agate and Labradorite Wire-Wrapped Pendant :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 3 0 Wire-Wrapped Moss Agate Pendant in Sterling Silver by HeatherJordanJewelry Wire-Wrapped Moss Agate Pendant in Sterling Silver :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 4 0 Ammolite n Herkimer Diamond Pendant in Sterling S by HeatherJordanJewelry Ammolite n Herkimer Diamond Pendant in Sterling S :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Black Tourmaline n Rhodolite Garnet Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Black Tourmaline n Rhodolite Garnet Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 2 1 Turquoise Wire-Wrapped Pendant w Ethiopian Opals by HeatherJordanJewelry Turquoise Wire-Wrapped Pendant w Ethiopian Opals :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 2 0 Citrine and Opal Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SterlingS by HeatherJordanJewelry Citrine and Opal Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SterlingS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 3 0 Tiger Iron (BIF) and Tiger Eye Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Tiger Iron (BIF) and Tiger Eye Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 3 0 Tektite and Peridot Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Tektite and Peridot Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Meteorite, Peridot and Sterling Silver Wire-Wrappe by HeatherJordanJewelry Meteorite, Peridot and Sterling Silver Wire-Wrappe :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 2 0 Libyan Desert Glass n Ethiopian Opal Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Libyan Desert Glass n Ethiopian Opal Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 3 1 Steampunk Meteorite Pendant with Peridot n Sterlin by HeatherJordanJewelry Steampunk Meteorite Pendant with Peridot n Sterlin :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 3 0 Cobaltoan Calcite Druzy n Herkimer Diamond Necklac by HeatherJordanJewelry Cobaltoan Calcite Druzy n Herkimer Diamond Necklac :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 2 0

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Blue Rock Crystal Pendant by blackcurrantjewelry Blue Rock Crystal Pendant :iconblackcurrantjewelry:blackcurrantjewelry 261 49 Samhain Pendent by goddessccoa Samhain Pendent :icongoddessccoa:goddessccoa 90 5 Moon river by Laurelis Moon river :iconlaurelis:Laurelis 233 40 Obscurity by Laurelis Obscurity :iconlaurelis:Laurelis 74 6 RUNIMIR by LUNARIEEN RUNIMIR :iconlunarieen:LUNARIEEN 502 9 MYSTERY by KL-WireDream MYSTERY :iconkl-wiredream:KL-WireDream 228 11 MYSTERY 2 by KL-WireDream MYSTERY 2 :iconkl-wiredream:KL-WireDream 41 4 Bride of Frankenstein set by bodaszilvia Bride of Frankenstein set :iconbodaszilvia:bodaszilvia 195 49 Back leaves ear cuff by bodaszilvia Back leaves ear cuff :iconbodaszilvia:bodaszilvia 162 22 STORM ear wrap by bodaszilvia STORM ear wrap :iconbodaszilvia:bodaszilvia 181 54 Starlight potion by bodaszilvia Starlight potion :iconbodaszilvia:bodaszilvia 277 31 Lacy spiderweb pendant by bodaszilvia Lacy spiderweb pendant :iconbodaszilvia:bodaszilvia 84 28 Steampunk princess set by bodaszilvia Steampunk princess set :iconbodaszilvia:bodaszilvia 240 35 Atlantis set by bodaszilvia Atlantis set :iconbodaszilvia:bodaszilvia 213 24 Harvest ear wrap by bodaszilvia Harvest ear wrap :iconbodaszilvia:bodaszilvia 278 52 TIMELESS steampunk collection by bodaszilvia TIMELESS steampunk collection :iconbodaszilvia:bodaszilvia 101 9

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Wire-Wrapped Trilobite Fossil Pendant w Garnet
This piece is truly special... Modern industrial design collides with ancient terrestrial life in this wire-wrapped trilobite fossil pendant. This ancient Elrathia kingii (species) trilobite fossil was extracted from a mortality plate; a slice of shale, in which multiple organisms perished, nearly half a billion years ago. Trilobites were among the earliest animals to appear on Earth and now you can wear this exquisite piece of natural history, and carry it with you, wherever you go.

The fossil was wrapped in solid Sterling silver wire and three gem-quality, faceted, gem-quality rhodolite garnet beads were strung directly on the base wire and set in place with herringbone weaves. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk and sealed with clear lacquer to protect the finish and aged appearance of the piece. Luscious, silver coils and weaves frame the fossil in this modern piece of wearable art! The entire pendant measures 49x33x22mm (1.7" x 1.3" x 0.9") and comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain.

The original mortality plate from which this fossil was extracted, came from the Wheeler Shale, located in Millard County, near Antelope Springs, Utah. Trilobites disappeared from the face of the Earth in a mass extinction that occurred approximately 250 million years ago, just prior to the rise of the earliest dinosaurs in the fossil record. Trilobites evolved on Earth approximately 540 million years ago. Unlike most fossils of it's kind, the "cheeks" on this fossil remain intact.

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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Petoskey Stone n Prasiolite Pendant in Sterling S
This lovely wire-wrapped pendant is made with a polished Petoskey stone cabochon and natural, gem-quality, faceted prasiolite stones, set in oxidized Sterling silver wire. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, then coated with clear lacquer to resist tarnish and for ease of care. This gorgeous, handcrafted piece, which comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain. This is a large pendant, measuring 59x39x23mm (2.3" x 1.5" x 0.9") and is sure to attract compliments wherever you choose to wear it. Every Petoskey stone piece is unique so each pendant is one of a kind.

Petoskey stone is fossilized coral (Hexagonaria percarinata) which inhabited the ancient shallow seas of northwest Michigan and it's upper peninsula more than 350 million years ago. Petoskey stones formed later on by glaciation; plucking bits of the fossilized coral from the bedrock and depositing them throughout the region.

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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Rhodochrosite and Ethiopian Opal Pendant in Sterli
This gorgeous, wire-wrapped pendant was completely woven by-hand in my Toronto studio and features an Argentinian rhodochrosite stalactite slice cabochon, accented by three fiery Ethiopian welo opals set in delicate herringbone weaves. The solid, Sterling silver wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, polished, then sealed in a layer of clear lacquer, to resist tarnish and preserve the aged finish of the piece over time. The whole pendant measures 38x28x17mm (1.5" x 1.1" x 0.7") and comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain.

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.

This is a one-of-a-kind piece and there won't ever be another. Hurry before it's gone!

*Buy it at: heatherjordanjewelry.com
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Cavansite and Opal Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS
This beautiful pendant features a vibrant, electric-blue cavansite cabochon, lovingly wrapped in rich coils and weaves of solid Sterling silver wire. Three fiery Ethiopian welo opals cascade down from the bail of the pendant. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, then sealed with clear lacquer to resist tarnish and protect the aged finish of the piece over time. The entire pendant measures 35x25x16mm (1.4" x 1.0" x 0.6") and comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain.

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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Plume Agate and Labradorite Wire-Wrapped Pendant
This beautiful, handcrafted pendant features a rich, plume agate cabochon, lovingly wrapped in rich coils and weaves of Sterling silver wire with glowing blue labradorite beads, set in delicate herringbone weaves. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, polished, then sealed with clear lacquer to resist tarnish and preserve the aged finish of the piece over time. The entire pendant measures 73x34x24mm (2.9" x 1.3" x 0.9") and comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain. This pendant is one-of-a-kind so there won't ever be another like it.

This pendant comes in a lovely, silver gift box; 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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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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