Winter Solstice Jewelry Series by Kate Stockman
Handcrafted Jewelry in Silver and Rare Gemstones
December 21th is the first day of Winter and the one day that the Earth’s North Pole is the at its furthest point from the sun – making it the shortest day of the year and as the longest night of the year.
Often people use the quiet stillness of this long night to reflect on the months gone past or muse on their present circumstances.
Yet what few people remember is that this annual astronomical event is the also the beginning of a new solar year.
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Winter Solstice is a lovely time for people who are interested in starting anew or starting over; a time for new beginnings well before the 2013 calendar year.
That’s what we here at MOUNTAIN MADE see during the long night of Winter Solstice – Dreams of New Beginnings.
And Kate Stockman’s new Winter Solstice jewelry series captures the raw essence of those dreams beautifully … Each is totally unique and available only here at Mountain Made.
This uncommon sterling silver necklace showcases a bold pendant of labradorite surrounded by spectrolite, iolite, labradorite, freshwater pearl, sterling beads and clasp, and hematite stars. Kate says, “The peaceful pewter face is my favorite bead.”
This outstanding necklace boasts a sterling silver chain, clasp and beadwork; a distinctive geometric pendant combining moonstone, garnet, labradorite, and amethyst moonstone, with more labradorite.
Grandmother Ocean Sleeps
Grandmother Ocean dreams in deep blue as she sleeps under the stars in winter. Triple pendants of blue kyanite, a mother of pearl drop framing sterling-set stones of kyanite, and a stunning handmade dichroic glass dolphin rests under freshwater pearls and sterling beads. Six more handmade lampwork glass beads complete the circle.
Light & Shadow
The winter landscape is one of glistening light and deep shadow. This necklace represents this with a extraordinary sterling silver pendant of tourmalinated quartz, smoky quartz, and moonstone. The span of beads complements these stones with jet, moonstone, tourmalinated quartz, smoky quartz and cut crystal beads. A sterling toggle clasp joins the circle.
Winter nights can be so crystal clear that stars seem to hang close enough to touch. This sterling silver necklace features a exotic blue kyanite pendant with tiny blue topaz gemstones set in sterling twin deep-sea faceted crystal drops, handmade glass lampwork beads in a midnight pearl, freshwater pearl, blue chalcedony faceted rondells, and sterling silver beads connected by glass beads collected from around the globe.
The midnight siren of the seas races along in waves of cobalt blue as she swims under the deep waters of the winter ocean. A handmade dichroic g]ass conch shell with blue kyanite drops flowing from its center hangs beneath freshwater pearl, spectrolite, blue tiger eye, and a mother of pearl drop framing a pewter face. Handmade glass lampwork beads created by two different artists represent the ebb and flow and ripples of the winter sea.
Moon & Tides
This striking sterling silver necklace intertwines the moon and the oceans with a matchless titanium crystal druzy drop pendant surrounded by labradorite beads, freshwater pearl, mother of pearl, a sterling silver clasp with a hematite star.
Oh Holy Night 2
The starry night sky glistens at Yule time. This sterling silver necklace showcases an elegant titanium crystal druzy drop hanging beneath a star-filled sky. Below it hang handmade lampwork glass beads and sterling silver beads that blend with unique beadwork gathered from around the globe.
This necklace makes a bold statement with its sterling silver chain, clasp and beadwork and a spectacular cream quartz druzy pendant, surrounded by freshwater pearls, mother of pearl and distinctive glass beads. This a true, one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art.
Starry Starry Night
This fabulous sterling silver necklace gracefully interconnects a triple strand of freshwater pearls with an impressive titanium crystal druzy drop pendant, labradorite beads, hematite stars, glass drops, and a sterling silver clasp.
Waxing Winter Moon
This stylish sterling necklace features a daring pendant of labradorite surrounded by labradorite beads, freshwater pearl, sterling silver beads and clasp along with hematite stars.