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Brood Necklace (Comes with a copy of Cicada Madness)
Brood Necklace (Comes with a copy of Cicada Madness)
Brood Necklace (Comes with a copy of Cicada Madness)
Brood Necklace (Comes with a copy of Cicada Madness)
Brood Necklace (Comes with a copy of Cicada Madness)
Brood Necklace (Comes with a copy of Cicada Madness)
Brood Necklace (Comes with a copy of Cicada Madness)
Brood Necklace (Comes with a copy of Cicada Madness)
Brood Necklace (Comes with a copy of Cicada Madness)
Brood Necklace (Comes with a copy of Cicada Madness)
Brood Necklace (Comes with a copy of Cicada Madness)
Brood Necklace (Comes with a copy of Cicada Madness)

Brood Necklace (Comes with a copy of Cicada Madness)

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Brood Necklace

Sterling silver - reclaimed

Royston turquoise

Bamboo coral

20” adjustable sturdy sterling silver chain

Layers on Layers on Layers. This one is for the books! I carried this design around in my head for a couple of years. It seemed hard to do, and although it wasn’t easy, the hard work paid off. Cicadas have a special place in my heart. They are loud but their noise will rock me to sleep. This Spring, two different broods of periodical cicadas emerge from the ground. A 13-year brood XIX and a 17-year brood X!!! That have not crossed paths since 1803. This massive emergence will cover much of middle America and across the Southern coastal plains to Appalachia. The Cicada, with its red eyes, giant wingspan and screaming mating calls grace us once again with its presence, if only for a fleeting few weeks. Get to know more about the cicadas in my friend Dave Zielinski’s book, Cicada Madness which comes with the purchase of this necklace. A lovely pairing, if I do say so myself!

Note to buyer: The reclaiming process is a bit of a long one. Most of the sterling silver I buy is from well used jewelry that isn't being worn anymore or has been broken. I also buy used sterling silverware. I melt it all down and roll it into sheet and wire. This means that I don't have to buy freshly mined silver that is much easier to work with. Reclaimed pieces cost more because of this extra process. In the end, reclaiming metal for my wares is gratifying and worth it to me. I hope you feel the same. With love.