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Hot Earth bracelet: wire-wrapped semiprecious stones, glass & metal – last one!

Hot Earth bracelet: wire-wrapped semiprecious stones, glass & metal – last one!
Hot Earth bracelet: wire-wrapped semiprecious stones, glass & metal – last one!
Hot Earth bracelet: wire-wrapped semiprecious stones, glass & metal – last one!
Hot Earth bracelet: wire-wrapped semiprecious stones, glass & metal – last one!
Warm colours of baked earth mingle in this bracelet, from the pock-marked black of lava stone to the cracked appearance of creamy howlite. The 'Hot Earth' bracelet is a tribute to glass, stone and metal; elements that are pulled from the earth and refined with fire and friction.
The bracelet has eight beads, described below.

A round, cream-coloured howlite bead, with brown veining which gives it a cracked look. Howlite was discovered at Tick Canyon, California in 1868 by Henry How (1828-1879), a Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist.

Black lava stone, riddled with little holes. Lava stone is actually scoria: a volcanic rock that forms when gases that were dissolved in liquid magma come out of the magma as it cools, forming lots of small bubbles, many of which remain trapped as the lava cools and solidifies into rock. Scoria is like a heavier, denser version of pumice.

A chunky, smooth bead of tiger's eye (also called 'tiger eye'). A form of quartz, tiger's eye is famous for its chatoyancy: that is, its ability to reflect light in silky bands or stripes. The tiger's eye in this bracelet has wonderful stripes and streaks of rich, tawny brown, like a lion's mane.

A semi-rectangular, firepolished glass bead, in a toffee or amber colour. Firepolishing is a technique whereby the beads are 'polished' by subjecting them to a very hot flame, creating a bright, shiny surface. Firepolished glass sparkles almost like crystal.

A small nugget of brecciated jasper, in shades of dark red, brick red, charcoal, and black.
Jasper is a semiprecious stone; a form of chalcedony. The name 'jasper' means 'spotted or speckled stone'. Jasper was a favourite gem in the ancient world; its name can be traced back in Hebrew, Assyrian, Persian, Greek and Latin. It comes in an extraordinary variety of colours and patterns.
'Brecciated' comes from the Italian word 'breccia', which means 'a breach'. Brecciated stone is stone that has been formed from broken fragments of other stones, and is held together by a fine-grained matrix. This gives it a marbled look and fascinating patterning.

A large, round bead of golden-grey pyrite - also called 'fool's gold', because of its golden-silver sheen. The name 'pyrite' comes from a Greek word meaning 'in fire' or 'of fire'. The Romans gave pyrite that name due to the fact that striking pyrite against the right sort of abrasive surface can create the sparks needed to start a fire.

Also in the bracelet are an irregular, chocolate-brown glass pearl, and bronze-coloured metal filigree, with a twisting, rope-like design.
All eight of these treasures from the earth are wire-wrapped with non-tarnish, artist's quality wire. The bracelet fastens with an ethnic style, bronze-coloured toggle clasp. Near the clasp, as a finishing touch, is a little alloy leaf charm.

The 'Hot Earth' bracelet is a limited edition Whiteleaf Jewellery design, and this listing is the last one available. The bracelet in the photographs has now sold, and because all semiprecious stones are different, the stones in your bracelet will be slightly different from the ones shown. The markings will vary from stone to stone, and from front to back of each stone. In particular, the tiger's eye nuggets are all slightly different shapes and sizes, and some have surface imperfections to remind us that they came out of the earth. The stones in the photographs are a fairly average representation. Your bracelet will be just as beautiful as the one in the photographs!

The 'Hot Earth' bracelet is 20.2cm long, including both parts of the toggle clasp, and comfortably fits a 17cm wrist. The tiger's eye bead in this bracelet is 15mm long, while the firepolished glass is 18mm long and 15mm across.
This bracelet can be enlarged slightly if needed, at no extra charge. Simply leave a message in the ‘notes for whiteleaf’ field when you check out of Felt, stating the length you would like.

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