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Darker shades & Neutrals — Black, Brown, Gray, Violet   Designs by
KAREN RECK
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Contemporary artisan handmade black and blue metallic lampwork ovals and rondelles/near-rounds. Purple/grape chalcedony (Grade AAA) 10mm rounds. Blue/gray ~6mm oval freshwater pearls. Faceted amethyst (Grade A) 4mm rounds. Sunscape textured oxidized bronze toggle clasp; gold bronze textured crimp covers. Bronze glass seed beads; gold-filled findings. Necklace length/weight: 21"/3.3 oz. $219/set. #202115
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Dark and light violet wavy twisted focal beads. Vintage glass beads: 1950s aubergine/cream givre 10mm and 14mm smooth nuggets; 1950s West German black amber/dark molasses gold flecked baroque seed kernals. Millefiori dark purple/cream faceted rounds. amethyst rounds. Amethyst/violet silver-lined glass seed beads. Sterling silver artisan wrapped/dotted toggle clasp; sterling silver findings. Necklace length/weight: 20"/2.3 oz. $179/set. #202025
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Enameled metal "bamboo" tubes — purple/gray-blue/black vined — understrung with seed beads. Burgundy freshwater pearls. 1960s vintage pressed glass dark amethyst/white givre "raisens." Faceted millefiori dark purple/white/tan rounds. Czech dark bronze seed beads. Sterling silver fan hook and eye clasp, sterling findings. Necklace length/weight: 20.5"/1.7 oz. $159/set. #202012
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Small bronze scarab focal bead, warm brown/amber/green facected flattened oval agates (30x18mm), and carnelian red/black agate 12mm rounds. Czech bronze glass rondelles. Fancy bronze floral clasp, gold-filled findings. Necklace length/weight: 20"/2.5 oz. $139/set. #201525
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Re-strung/re-designed (2020) on 49-strand .018 (Satin Gold) bead stringing wire.

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Contemporary artisan-crafted lampwork "iris" pendant. Vintage glass beads: 1950s Japanese dark violet/orchid/aventurina 12mm lampwork rounds; Italian violet/silver foil disks; dimpled transperent violet 6mm rounds. Swarovski Art. 5101 cardinal AB 12mm crystal. Amethyst 5mm rounds. Silver and bronze Czech glass rondelles. Red bronze hammered toggle clasp, gold-filled findings. Necklace length/weight: ~20" + pendant 2"/2.5 oz. $159/set. #201547
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Vintage pink/lavender/black glass leaves. Faceted 6mm black onyx rounds; 3mm and 4mm amethyst rounds. Violet metallic glass seed beads. Sterling silver designer toggle clasp and findings. Necklace length/weight: ~17.5"/1.0 oz. $89/set. #200404
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Re-strung (#0404) 5/2020.

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Carved gray focal stone (under-strung with tiny silver beads). Vintage glass beads: gray/pearlescent/black barrels; gray/black "snakeskin" ovals. "Flying saucer" Bali silver beads (understrung with silver glass seed beads). Sterling silver rondelle spacers, hammered sterling silver hook and eye clasp, sterling silver findings. Length/weight: 20"/1.9 oz. $129/set. #200219
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Re-strung/re-designed 5/2020.

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Vintage glass silver-lined magenta 16mm round focal. Vintage Japanese glass beads: 1950s clear/dark amethyst "bumpy beads" pressed glass flattened ovals; 1950s fuschia/ charcoal swirl 12x12mm planed seeds; plum/purple white-center ovals. Vintage glass plum/purple flattened tapered ovals with diagonal striping. Czech rose/pink/orange 6/0 seed beads. Sterling silver: rustic wrapped artisan toggle clasp; handmade crimp covers; findings. Necklace length/weight: 21"/2.4 oz. SOLD. #202037
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Enameled "bamboo" cylinders, goldstone nuggets, vintage German "tortoise-shell" sliced ovals, burgundy freshwater pearls, bronze glass & pink metallic seed beads, sterling clasp. 18.5" length. Redesigned. #0502
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  Vintage glass beads: Czech lampwork teardrops (speckled beige with black and red stripes), rust-red/black nesting feathers, black rounds. Bronze glass rondelles and rounds. Bronze "Egytian" clasp, gold-filled findings. SOLD. #201516
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  Sterling silver melon bead, black rainbow obsidian, olive jade rondels, vintage glass "amber" rondels, sterling silver toggle clasp. Personal Collection. #0817
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Vintage opalescent cubed round, vintage glass "carnelian" teardrops, pale pint/white givre 8mm rounds, small gold freshwater pearls, seed beads, sterling clasp. SOLD. #0815
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Silver leaf/vine pendant, black matte jade "callalilies," deep rose freshwater pearls, seed beads, sterling leaf clasp. SOLD. #0612
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  Silver freshwater pearls (small & larger), Swarowski crystal, silver glass seed beads & metallic green/blue/black glass seed beads, sterling clasp. SOLD. #0514
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  Enameled "bamboo" cylinders, vintage German "tortoise-shell" sliced ovals, tulip & oval yin-yang, burgandy freshwater pearls, champangne/silver freshwater pearls, sterling clasp. 20.5" length. SOLD. #0501
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  Blacktone "egg," freshwater pearls, assorted black vintage glass beads, seed beads, sterling silver clasp. 18.25" length. SOLD. #0432
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  Flat oval jasper stones, hematine rounds, rondels & ovals, sterling silver toggle clasp. 17.5" length. SOLD. #0422
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  Onyx (or blackstone) oval disks, vintage frosted amethyst glass cube, perwinkle/purple vintage oval, pale orquid fluorite, vintage purple/black glass "seed pod," frosted amethyst glass teardrop, black onyx spacers, vintage Japanese magenta spacers, sterling silver toggle clasp. 18.5" length. SOLD. #0403
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  Pyrite disks, black wood tubes, "oxidized" wood tubes, metallic freshwater pearls, seed beads, sterling silver clasp. 18" length. SOLD. #0229
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