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Iron-Nickel Meteorite Shrapnel, Peridot and SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Iron-Nickel Meteorite Shrapnel, Peridot and SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 0 Wire-Wrapped Pink Kunzite Crystal Pendant in Antiq by HeatherJordanJewelry Wire-Wrapped Pink Kunzite Crystal Pendant in Antiq :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 2 0 Tektite and Peridot Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Tektite and Peridot Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 0 Quartz Crystal n Herkimer Diamond Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Quartz Crystal n Herkimer Diamond Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 0 Peruvian Blue an Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Peruvian Blue an Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 2 0 Abalone Pua Shell Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Abalone Pua Shell Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 0 Hemimorphite Druzy n Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant by HeatherJordanJewelry Hemimorphite Druzy n Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 2 0 Steampunk Bismuth and Uranium Glass Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Steampunk Bismuth and Uranium Glass Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Quartz Crystal n Herkimer Diamond Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Quartz Crystal n Herkimer Diamond Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 3 0 Pink Amethyst n Rainbow Moonstone Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Pink Amethyst n Rainbow Moonstone Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 0 Sunshine Titanium Quartz Crystal Steampunk Pendant by HeatherJordanJewelry Sunshine Titanium Quartz Crystal Steampunk Pendant :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Wire-Wrapped Besednice Moldavite Pendant w Qz by HeatherJordanJewelry Wire-Wrapped Besednice Moldavite Pendant w Qz :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 2 0 Libyan Desert Glass and Opal Wire-Wrapped Pendant by HeatherJordanJewelry Libyan Desert Glass and Opal Wire-Wrapped Pendant :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 2 1 Moldavite and Peridot Pendant in Sterling S by HeatherJordanJewelry Moldavite and Peridot Pendant in Sterling S :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Steampunk Labradorite Pendant with Blue Kyanite in by HeatherJordanJewelry Steampunk Labradorite Pendant with Blue Kyanite in :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Trilobite Fossil n Peridot Wire-Wrapped Pendant in by HeatherJordanJewelry Trilobite Fossil n Peridot Wire-Wrapped Pendant in :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 3 0

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Iron-Nickel Meteorite Shrapnel, Peridot and SS
From the depths of space to the palm of your hand, this lovely, handcrafted pendant was made with a shrapnel fragment from the Sikhote-Alin meteorite, wrapped in antiqued Sterling silver wire and gem-quality, faceted peridot beads. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, then coated in clear lacquer to resist corrosion and protect the finish. The whole pendant, measures 27x20x16mm (1.1" x 0.8" x 0.6") and comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain that closes with a lobster-claw clasp. This is truly a one-of-a-kind piece and there will never be another like it!

Sikhote-Alin is an iron meteorite that fell in 1947 on the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in southeastern Siberia and was among the largest observed meteorite falls in recorded history. On February 12th, 1947 at approximately 10:30 eyewitnesses in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Primorye, Soviet Union, saw a massive object, brighter than the Sun, coming from the north as it fell. The impact could be heard/seen for nearly 200 miles around site of impact. As the meteor entered the atmosphere, it began to break apart into fragments, with the biggest mass breaking up in an air burst. The strewn field covered an area of about half a square mile with some fragments in impact craters, while others were driven into surrounding trees. It is thought the orbit of the original meteor, which ultimately collided with Earth, resulted from collisions in the asteroid belt.

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!

*Buy it at: heatherjordanjewelry.com

*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.

*** Comes with a signed certificate of authenticity, filled in & signed by the artist; photo of the piece & materials are listed on the reverse side of the card.
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Wire-Wrapped Pink Kunzite Crystal Pendant in Antiq
This gorgeous, handcrafted necklace was made with delicate, pink kunzite crystal, set in genuine Sterling silver wire, woven to cascade around the edges of the stone. Three faceted, gem-quality morganite stones suspended in delicate herringbone weaves frame the focal morganite. The pendant comes suspended on a matching 18" Sterling silver chain with lobster-claw clasp and measures 43x25x20mm (1.7" x 1.0" x 0.8"). This 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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Tektite and Peridot Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS
Earth and space come together in this elaborate wire-wrapped pendant. Handcrafted with a natural, black tektite (meteorite impactite) swathed in finely woven Sterling silver wire and faceted, gem-quality, faceted peridot beads. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, polished, then sealed in a coat of clear lacquer to preserve the aged finish of the piece and resist tarnish. The entire pendant measures 48x24x18mm (1.9" x 0.9" x 0.7") and comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain, which closes with a lobster-claw clasp.

Tektites are natural glass rocks up to a few centimeters in size, which most scientists argue were formed by the impact of large meteorites on Earth's surface. According to the terrestrial-impact theory, a meteorite impact melts material from the Earth's surface and ejects it up to several hundred kilometers away from the impact site, through space (which accounts for their drastically low water content, which averages just 0.005%). The molten material cools and solidifies to glass before falling back down to Earth.

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!

*Buy it at: heatherjordanjewelry.com
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Quartz Crystal n Herkimer Diamond Pendant in SS
This beautiful, handcrafted pendant features a big, chunky, clear quartz crystal, lovingly wrapped in rich coils and weaves of Sterling silver wire with sparkling Herkimer diamonds, set in stacked Sterling silver bead caps. 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 69x31x26mm (2.7" x 1.2" x 1.0") 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.

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 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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Peruvian Blue an Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant in SS
This gorgeous, handcrafted necklace was made with a faceted Peruvian blue opal stone, fiery Ethiopian welo opals and oxidized Sterling silver. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, then sealed in clear lacquer to resist tarnish and preserve the aged finish of the pendant over time. This pendant comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain and measures 38x25x18mm (1.5" x 1.0" x 0.7"). This piece is one-of-a-kind 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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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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