Monday, August 1, 2011

The ELEGANCE COLLECTION -- Polyclay and Greek Agate !

This elegant 20 inch necklace is constructed of hard to find Greek White Agate, smoky gray Czech Crystals and Polyclay black & white flowers with Silver accents.

The center Polyclay flower has Silver dangles hanging from it.

A Toggle clasp can be placed into any of the four rings to adjust the length.

The Silver plate French Hook earrings have crustals dangling below small matching Polyclay flowers for a total length of 2 inches.

Polyclay or better known as Polymer clay, is a sculptable material based on the polymer polyvinyl chloride. It usually contains no clay minerals, and is only called "clay" because its texture and working properties resemble those of mineral clay. It is sold in craft, hobby, and art stores, and is used by artists, hobbyists, and for making jewelry pieces.

White Agate, more commonly referred to as Greek Agate, is a name given to pale white to light tan colored Agate found in Sicily dating back to 400 B.C. The Greeks used it for making jewelry and beads. Even though the stone had been around for centuries and was known to both the Sumerians and the Egyptians, both who used the gem for decoration and for playing important parts in their religious ceremonies, any Agate of this white color from Sicily, once an ancient Greek colony, is called Greek Agate.

Crystals are also used in this set.