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Steampunk Bismuth and Uranium Glass Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Steampunk Bismuth and Uranium Glass Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Hemimorphite Druzy and Green Apatite Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Hemimorphite Druzy and Green Apatite Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 1 Ruby and Pink Sapphire Pendant in Sterling Silver by HeatherJordanJewelry Ruby and Pink Sapphire Pendant in Sterling Silver :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Tektite and Peridot Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Tektite and Peridot Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 3 1 Australian n Ethiopian Opal Pendant in Sterling Si by HeatherJordanJewelry Australian n Ethiopian Opal Pendant in Sterling Si :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 0 0 Blue Sapphire Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS with Opal by HeatherJordanJewelry Blue Sapphire Wire-Wrapped Pendant in SS with Opal :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 0 Iron-Nickel Meteorite Shrapnel, Peridot and SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Iron-Nickel Meteorite Shrapnel, Peridot and SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 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 1 0 Quartz Crystal n Herkimer Diamond Pendant in SS by HeatherJordanJewelry Quartz Crystal n Herkimer Diamond Pendant in SS :iconheatherjordanjewelry:HeatherJordanJewelry 1 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 1 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

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Steampunk Bismuth and Uranium Glass Pendant in SS
This handcrafted steampunk pendant was made with a pink-orange-yellow-green-blue bismuth crystal, wrapped in solid, Sterling silver wire and features upcycled vintage watch parts and authentic uranium vaseline glass. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, then sealed in clear lacquer to resist tarnish and preserve the aged finish of the piece over time. The pendant, measures 55x43x22mm (2.2" x 1.7" x 0.9") and comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain. This is truly a one-of-a-kind piece, since each and every bismuth crystal is unique and it was wrapped to echo the dimensions and morphology of the crystal.

Bismuth is naturally a silvery-white color as a fresh crystal but acquires it's colorful, iridescent surface due to it's exposure to air and oxidation of it's surface. The spiral stair stepped structure of a bismuth crystal is the result of a higher growth rate around the outside edges than on the inside edges. The variations in the thickness of the oxide layer that forms on the surface of the crystal causes different wavelengths of light to interfere upon reflection, thus displaying a rainbow of colors. WOW!

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.

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 bismuth jewelry care card.

**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 at: heatherjordanjewelry.com
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Hemimorphite Druzy and Green Apatite Pendant in SS
This big, beautiful pendant was hand-woven with a sea-green botyroidal hemimorphite druzy, set in solid Sterling silver wire with three faceted, green apatite 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 an 18" Sterling silver chain and measures 53x38x25m (2.1" x 1.5" x 1.0"). 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. Makes a great gift for the space enthusiast in your life!

*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 at: heatherjordanjewelry.com
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Ruby and Pink Sapphire Pendant in Sterling Silver
This gorgeous, handcrafted pendant was made with a natural, polished ruby 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 four faceted pink sapphire beads, set in delicate herringbone weaves 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 preserve the aged finish of the piece and to resist tarnish. This pendant comes on a matching 18" Sterling silver chain and measures 56x35x22mm (2.2" x 1.4" x 0.9"). 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 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 46x29x22mm (1.8" x 1.1" x 0.9") and comes suspended on an 18" Sterling silver chain that 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!

*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 at: heatherjordanjewelry.com
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Australian n Ethiopian Opal Pendant in Sterling Si
This gorgeous, handcrafted pendant was made with 2 kinds of opal; a vivid Coober Pedy Australian opal triplet, set in solid Sterling silver wire with three fiery Ethiopian opals, set in delicate herringbone weaves. This pendant comes suspended an 18" Sterling silver chain and measures 36x19x14mm (1.4" x 0.7" x 0.6"). This is a one-of-a-kind item and there won't ever be another like it!

Coober Pedy is located about 850km north of the city of Adelaide, in northern South Australia and nicknamed the "opal capital of the world" due to the enormous quantity of precious opals mined there. Opals were first discovered in Coober Pedy in 1915 and today, it is the largest opal mining area in the world. The name derives from the aboriginal term, "kupa-piti", which roughly translates to the phrase, "white man's hole".

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 at: heatherjordanjewelry.com
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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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