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New Mexico/Southwest Palette

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KAREN RECK

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1940s Japanese confetti jeweled/foiled multi-color on white 18x8mm glass lampwork ovals. Apatite 6mm rounds; gray/green ~5x6mm freshwater pearls. Bronze glass 3mm rondelles. Artisan gold bronze 22x17mm toggle clasp; gold bronze artisan crimp covers; gold-filled findings. Necklace length/weight: 22"/1.3 oz. $159/set. #202110
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Vintage glass beads: 1970s aqua white-core 15mm focal round; 1930s 3-sided aqua/green transparent foil white-core with amber flecks; 1950s Japanese swirl blue lampwork 10mm rounds. Swarovski blue zircon 6mm bi-cones. Teal apatite 6mm faceted rounds. Czech dark bronze see bead spacers. Artisan gold bronze square toggle clasp; red bronze crimp covers; gold-filled findings. Necklace length/weight: 20.75" /2.2 oz. $179/set. #202043
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Artisan ceramic fan pendant. Snakeskin jasper 10mm rounds. Vintage Japanese mid-century Cherry Brand 10mm turquoise rounds. Gold bronze artisan slider beads, bail, and crimp covers. Czech bronze glass rondelles and seed beads. Etched copper artisan clasp. Gold-filled findings. Necklace length/weight: ~22" (pendant+bail 33mm)/2.5 oz. $169/set. #202031
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Turquoise graduated strand. Lodolite "Shaman's Dream" quartz 12mm rounds. Artisan gold bronze spacers (under-strung with seed beads). Czech bronze glass rondelles and seed beads. Gold bronze artisan wrapped toggle clasp and diagonal striped crimp covers, gold-filled findings. Necklace length/weight: 23"/4.3 oz. $239/set. #202023
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Vintage glass beads: Seagreen stone-matrixed planed rhombus-faced ovals; German multi-colored givre faceted rounds; metallic "flying saucer" bicones. Blue-green/green/ copper raku ~ 20mm pebbles. Czech dark bronze glass rondelles and seed beads. Artisan artisan gold bronze toggle clasp and crimp covers, gold-filled earwires and findings. Necklace length/weight: 20"/2.5 oz. $179/set. #201902
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Vintage glass beads: 1960s Venetian Sommerso turquoise/gold foil focal disk; 1920s Japanese opaque turquoise 10mm rounds; Japanese turquoise w/ sapphire foil flattened ovals; Czech faux-turquoise nuggets. Czech bronze glass rondelles and seed beads. Bronze "Egyptian" clasp, gold-filled findings. Necklace length/weight: ~21"/1.9 oz. $129/set. #201544
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Vintage glass beads: W. German 10mm black and 7mm turquoise rounds, Japanese 10mm turquoise rounds, Italian turquoise/black/ aventurina planed ovals. Czech bronze glass rondelles, sterling silver double-strand clasp, sterling findings. Necklace length/weight: ~20" (inner strand); ~22" outer)/2.8 oz. $139/set. #201543
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1980s Italian lucite 13mm bright turquoise faux-stone rounds. Mid-century W. German 7mm light turquoise rounds. Bronzite teardrop pendant. Czech bronze and dark bronze rondelles. Bronze artisan square "hearts" toggle clasp, bronze artisan crimp cover s, gold-filled findings. Necklace length/weight: 19.5"/2.0 oz. Pendant, 35mm length. $119/set. #201537
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Sterling silver wound wire on round focal bead, "natural turquoise" 12mm rounds. Vintage Japanese glass beads: translucent aqua 12mm baroque rounds, 6mm turquoise rounds. Czech bronze glass rondelles, sterling silver artisan bird toggle clasp, sterling findings. Necklace length/weight: 19"/2.5 oz. $149/set. #201536
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Vintage glass beads: Japanese 10mm turquoise rounds and 13x10mm ovals, German opaque white w/ multi-colored speckled rounds, turquoise fat rondelles. Czech silver glass rondelles, sterling silver flower clasp, sterling findings. Necklace length/weight: 19"/1.6 oz. $119/set. #201535
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Vintage glass beads: Bohemian/Czech Hubbell faux turquoise 14mm rounds (turquoise-green with matrix); 1950s faux turquoise 14mm rounds (turquoise-blue with matrix); vintage Japanese turquoise 13mm and 5mm rounds; West German brass glass 10mm rounds. Czech bronze glass spacers and seed beads. Bronze SW-style artisan toggle clasp, gold bronze artisan crimp covers, gold-filled findings. Necklace length/weight: ~20"/3.4 oz. $169/set. #201517
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Re-strung and design slightly revised 2020.

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Vintage glass beads: turquoise-blue Japanese focal and 12mm rounds, faux turquoise 10mm melons, Japanese dark blue/green/turquoise lampwork rounds. Czech bronze glass rondelles, sterling silver "sun" toggle clasp, sterling findings. Necklace length/weight: ~20"/2.9 oz.
$129/set. #201514
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Vintage mid-century glass beads: W. German clear with white swirl focal, 1950s aqua pinched and dimpled rounds, Japanese 12mm "alabaster" translucent white rounds, Japanese aqua "finned" rounds, 8mm opaque white rounds with multi-colored speckles, single and double coral-red spacers. Czech bronze glass rondels, sterling silver S-hook clasp, sterling findings. Necklace length/weight: 23"/1.9 oz. $129/set. #201503
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Blackstone ("onyx") large planed ellipse focal. Vintage glass beads: circular matte black tablets, Japanese turquoise-blue 12mm rounds and 4mm turquoise-aqua rounds, matte black planed rounds. Silver glass seed beads, contemporary sterling silver toggle clasp, sterling findings. Necklace length/weight: 19"/2.7 oz. $119/set. #201411
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Re-strung 2020.

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Vintage Japanese glass: 1960s Cherry Brand large tri-planed nuggets (turquoise w/ black & white), 1950s turquoise flattened ovals, turquoise lampwork "tide pool" ovals, 8mm and 10mm black rounds. Silver glass seed beads, contemporary sterling silver toggle clasp and findings. Necklace length/weight: 20"/3.5 oz. $129/set. #201402
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View past works (sold or unavailable) below.

   
     
  Pendant/charm with ancient Roman glass in sterling silver. Mid-century vintage Japanese Cherry Brand glass beads: turqoise 10mm, coral 10mm. Czech silver glass rondelles. Sterling silver floral clasp, sterling findings. 21" length. Personal Collection. #201526
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Double strand of vintage glass beads: green/red givre twisted teardrops, aqua/celadon rounds, planed "turquoise" ovals. Bali-style melon bead, seed bead spacers, sterling silver clasp. 17" inner strand length. $69/set. SOLD. #0808
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  Turquoise (howlite) barrel beads, vintage black glass cap beads, silver swirl focal beads, sterling silver filagree toggle clasp, sterling silver findings. SOLD #201301
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  Vintage German glossy black double-holed glass beads, vintage celadon glass rounds, vintage celadon glass bi-cones, green aventurine rounds, vintage black glass bead caps, metallic green seed beads, sterling silver toggle clasp, sterling silver findings. SOLD #201207
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  Vintage glass beads: Aqua rounds & melons. Carnelian tube bead and rounds, Sterling silver swirl tube, seed beads, sterling silver findings & Zia clasp. SOLD. #201002
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  Italian gold foil glass swirl leaves. Vintage teal glass "trilobites." Freshwater pearls. Sterling leaf clasp. Personal Collection. #0901
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  Large carnelian tube, midnight blue faceted freshwater pearls, vintage oval melon beads, vintage "amber" rondels, Swarowski crystals, sterling silver round toggle. SOLD. #0816
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Large carnelian tube, ("red") aventurine rondels, vintage blue/black elbow-vertebrae, Montana blue vintage sugar beads, sterling silver leaf clasp. SOLD. #0814
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Vintage glass beads: turquoise & white tablets, white "Chiclets," turquoise/green "jelly beans;" mother-of-pearl ovals, sterling silver flattened rounds, seed beads, Swarowski crystals, sterling silver leaf clasp. Collar length. SOLD. #0718
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Midnight blue double freshwater pearls, Swarowski crystals, rice and round freshwater pearls (orange, magenta, purple), seed beads, sterling silver leaf clasp. SOLD. #0708
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Vintage glass beads: multicolor frosted glass "vertebrae," glass black matte rounds, frosted "bone" rondels, black round spacers & sterling clasp. Personal Collection. #0616
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"Onyx" (blackstone) ovals & "turquoise" vintage glass beads, Bali center bead, sterling silver rondels, square sterling toggle clasp with two tiny hearts. SOLD. #0614
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  Elaborate silver flowering vine pendant, green aventurine "callalilies", oval coral beads, silver glass seed beads, sterling silver flat spacer beads & silver leaves clasp. SOLD. #0611
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Vintage glass black half-rounds, vintage glass turquoise button rondels, hematine rondels, contemporary sterling silver toggle clasp. SOLD. #0532
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  Yellow turquoise nuggets, vintage glass "turquoise" flat squares & nuggets, freshwater pearls, faceted smokey quartz, hematine, seed beads, silver clasp. SOLD. #0518
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  Vintage Japanese glass eggshell blue ovals and rounds, vintage glass "petals," reticulated quartz, "bronze" glass rondels, Bali and sterling silver. 17.5" length. SOLD. #02H
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  Opaque aventurine, vintage orange/white planed-oval glass beads, vintage sugar-style clear/orange ovals, orange glass spacer rounds, Swarowski green tourmaline AB crystals, silver clasp. 17" length. SOLD. #0115
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Vintage "coral" & "turquoise" glass beads, onyx chips, indo-silver bead, sterling silver spacer & rice beads, sterling clasp. An slightly irreverant take on traditional Southwestern jewelry. 19" length. Personal Collection. #0101
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  Carved turquoise, vintage coral irregular ovals & disks, vintage Japanese ovals, vintage coral glass leaves, glass "metallic" spacer beads, sterling silver clasp. 17.5" length. SOLD. #0064
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