This turquoise is from Afghanistan, and the ancient trade route of “The Silk Road”. I love the look of this natural turquoise! In its’ semi-rough state, it is far more interesting than a polished stone!
This gorgeous bead has a pair of handmade bead caps to accent the stone. Each bead cap is hammered for more texture. I also added a rich patina to complete the design.
I formed and chased the pattern on the clasp and a forged toggle bar secures it all.
Each bead is about 18-20 mm in size and the bracelet is 7 ½” ” long.
I created my classic “Loop in Loop Chain” completely by hand, one link at a time. The classic ancient style of this chain has the look and feel of antiquity. It pairs so beautifully with the aged look of the beads!