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Cavansite/Stillbite Druzy Pendant w Blue Apatite by HeatherJordanJewelry Cavansite/Stillbite Druzy Pendant w Blue Apatite :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 1 Opalized Ammonite Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS w Her by HeatherJordanJewelry Opalized Ammonite Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS w Her :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 2 0 Steampunk Mood Pendant with Uranium Glass by HeatherJordanJewelry Steampunk Mood Pendant with Uranium Glass :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Steampunk Wire-Wrapped Spirit Level Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Steampunk Wire-Wrapped Spirit Level Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 0 Watermelon and Rubellite Tourmaline Wire-Wrapped by HeatherJordanJewelry Watermelon and Rubellite Tourmaline Wire-Wrapped :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 1 Lab-Created Opal Wire-Wrapped Pendant w Swarovski by HeatherJordanJewelry Lab-Created Opal Wire-Wrapped Pendant w Swarovski :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 1 Bismuth Crystal and Titanium Quartz Druzy Pendant by HeatherJordanJewelry Bismuth Crystal and Titanium Quartz Druzy Pendant :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 1 Hemimorphite Druzy n Aqua Chalcedony Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Hemimorphite Druzy n Aqua Chalcedony Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 0 Aquamarine and Opal Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Aquamarine and Opal Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 1 Wire-Wrapped Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Wire-Wrapped Ethiopian Welo Opal Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Steampunk Bismuth Crystal n Pink Amethyst Pendant by HeatherJordanJewelry Steampunk Bismuth Crystal n Pink Amethyst Pendant :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 3 0 Steampunk Spirit Level Pendant with Uranium Glass by HeatherJordanJewelry Steampunk Spirit Level Pendant with Uranium Glass :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 3 0 Libyan Desert Glass n Ethiopian Opal Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Libyan Desert Glass n Ethiopian Opal Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Trilobite n Peridot Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Trilobite n Peridot Wire-Wrapped 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 1 Wire-Wrapped Dragon Skin Ammolite Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Wire-Wrapped Dragon Skin Ammolite Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 3 1

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Blue Rock Crystal Pendant by blackcurrantjewelry Blue Rock Crystal Pendant :iconblackcurrantjewelry:blackcurrantjewelry 259 49 Samhain Pendent by goddessccoa Samhain Pendent :icongoddessccoa:goddessccoa 91 5 Moon river by Laurelis Moon river :iconlaurelis:Laurelis 232 40 Obscurity by Laurelis Obscurity :iconlaurelis:Laurelis 75 7 RUNIMIR by LUNARIEEN RUNIMIR :iconlunarieen:LUNARIEEN 499 9 MYSTERY by KL-WireDream MYSTERY :iconkl-wiredream:KL-WireDream 229 11 MYSTERY 2 by KL-WireDream MYSTERY 2 :iconkl-wiredream:KL-WireDream 43 4 Bride of Frankenstein set by bodaszilvia Bride of Frankenstein set :iconbodaszilvia:bodaszilvia 193 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 278 31 Lacy spiderweb pendant by bodaszilvia Lacy spiderweb pendant :iconbodaszilvia:bodaszilvia 84 28 Steampunk princess set by bodaszilvia Steampunk princess set :iconbodaszilvia:bodaszilvia 238 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 100 9

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Cavansite/Stillbite Druzy Pendant w Blue Apatite
This big, beautiful pendant features a sparkling stillbite druzy cabochon with clusters of blue cavansite crystals scattered across the surface, wrapped in rich coils and weaves of solid Sterling silver wire. Three blue apatite spheres were set in delicate herringbone weaves to complement the blue cavansite crystals. 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 57x45x27mm (2.2" x 1.8" x 1.1") and comes suspended on your choice of 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.

*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.

**Buy it here: www.etsy.com/ca/listing/644471…
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Opalized Ammonite Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS w Her
This gorgeous, pendant was handcrafted with an opalized ammonite fossil, lovingly cradled in antiqued Sterling silver wire with sparkling Herkimer diamonds cascading down from the bail and set in solid Sterling silver beads and bead caps. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, polished, and sealed with clear lacquer to protect the aged finish of the piece and resist tarnish. The pendant comes suspended on your choice of chain & measures 59x41x25mm (2.3" x 1.6" x 1.0"). The ammonite shell surface emits iridescent red, yellow, green and blue color shifts.

Ammonites are extinct marine molluscs, most closely related to modern octopi, squids and, to a lesser extent, nautiloids. The word, “ammonite”, was inspired by the spiral shape of their shells. Originally, they were called ammonis cornua ("horns of Ammon") because this Egyptian god was typically depicted wearing ram's horns. It is thought ammonites inhabited ancient shallow seas and succumbed to the same mass extinction responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs.

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.

*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.
**Buy it here: www.etsy.com/ca/listing/630561…
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Steampunk Mood Pendant with Uranium Glass
Just out of the lab... an experimental piece-- with a temperature-sensitive color-changing cabochon as the focal element! Not only that, but it glows a vivid neon-green under black light. Watch gears, silver beads and uranium (vaseline) glass were elaborately woven in layers over an upcycled watch plate with solid, Sterling silver wire. The wire was then oxidized naturally with egg yolk and sealed with clear lacquer to protect the finish and aged appearance of the piece. This pendant measures 62x40x17mm (2.4" x 1.6" x 0.7"), and comes suspended on your choice of chain or leather cord.

FULL DISCLOSURE: During the oxidation process, the "mood" cabochon was subjected to steam that heated some regions of the color-changing surface unevenly, causing the colors to be "out of sync" and fade in a "halo" pattern, as opposed to a synchronus (even) monotone color change. This color-changing pattern is now permanent.

Uranium glass fluoresces bright green under UV light and although it registers above background radiation on a Geiger counter, uranium glass is only negligibly radioactive and considered harmless. Uranium glass is often referred to as "vaseline glass" and acquired this nickname in the 1920s, given it's visual similarity to commercial petroleum jelly sold at that time. The term "vaseline glass" is still used widely in the United States and can refer to other kinds of glass that resemble it, but only glass that contains uranium fluoresces under black light, as shown in the second photo. The spirit level also fluoresces, matching the glass beads.

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. It ships fully-insured and with international tracking, for your convenience and peace of mind.

*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.
**Buy it here: www.etsy.com/ca/listing/644612…
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Steampunk Wire-Wrapped Spirit Level Pendant in SS

Just out of the lab... an experimental piece-- with a spirit level as the focal element-- and the bubble really moves! Not only that, but it glows a vivid neon-green under black light. Watch gears, silver beads and uranium (vaseline) glass were elaborately woven in layers over an upcycled watch movement with solid, Sterling silver wire. The wire was then oxidized naturally with egg yolk and sealed with clear lacquer to protect the finish and aged appearance of the piece. This pendant measures 47x40x16mm (1.9" x 1.6" x 0.7"), and comes suspended on your choice of chain or leather cord.

See how the bubble moves on Instagram.

Uranium glass fluoresces bright green under UV light and although it registers above background radiation on a Geiger counter, uranium glass is only negligibly radioactive and considered harmless. Uranium glass is often referred to as "vaseline glass" and acquired this nickname in the 1920s, given it's visual similarity to commercial petroleum jelly sold at that time. The term "vaseline glass" is still used widely in the United States and can refer to other kinds of glass that resemble it, but only glass that contains uranium fluoresces under black light, as shown in the second photo. The spirit level also fluoresces, matching the glass beads.

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. It ships fully-insured and with international tracking, for your convenience and peace of mind.

*Buy it here: www.etsy.com/ca/listing/630480…

**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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Watermelon and Rubellite Tourmaline Wire-Wrapped
This gorgeous, handcrafted pendant was made with a slice of watermelon tourmaline, wrapped in solid Sterling silver wire with three faceted rubellite tourmaline stones, set in delicate herringbone weaves. The entire silver surface was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, polished, then sealed in a coat of clear lacquer to resist tarnish and preserve the aged finish of the piece over time. The pendant comes suspended on your choice of chain or cord and measures 29x24x14mm (1.1" x 0.9" x 0.6"). 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.

*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.
**Buy it here: www.etsy.com/ca/listing/630154…
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Heather Jordan
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
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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