”Tumbling Tumbleweed” - Masklet or Necklace
With the changing times, masks have become an outlet to express ourselves, and this unique mask accessory goes beyond expression, but carries a story in its weavings. This masklet was made over several days while tumbling through Colorado, New Mexico, and back to Colorado. It’s a one of a kind piece made with carefully selected gemstones including various cuts of Ethiopian opal, turquoise, labradorite, amethyst, moonstone, and seed beads - strung on waxed linen cord using hooks that are made of India silver and can be either used to attach your mask straps or connected to become a necklace.
Intricate details and long practiced skills went into this carefully crafted piece of jewelry. Unique patterns from past favorite styles were brought together to create a Bracelet Slinger masterpiece such as The Big Dipper Constellation made of tiny turquoise stones, a bohemian style feather with a tiny turquoise stone tip, and the innovative spacing using itty bitty gemstones - a mark of the Bracelet Slinger’s unique and unmatchable work.
Making this masklet is a marathon compared to the Dream Bracelets of sewing beads onto string while putting together a puzzle with no room for mistakes. Unlike typical loom beadwork, the various sizes of the natural stones make each line of beads demand precision, innovation, and tightly sewn craftsmanship. Each and every stone is carefully picked out to fit its space.
This masklet is one size fits most. Approximately 30” (76 cm) from the top of each hook. The woven part is approximately 26.5” (67 cm) long.
*To get the most wear out of this fine piece of jewelry, do not shower in it or expose to chemicals such as perfume and lotions.
**Opals are a soft stone and should not be exposed to oils, chemicals, too much sunlight, or hard surfaces in order to get the longest wear from them.
***This item only includes the masklet described. Any other accessories in the photos are not included.