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  • Unique handmade necklace featuring semi-precious gemstones with a rhodium plated clasp. This delicate amethyst and agate necklace features a simple design with 3mm purple amethyst and white agate beads, some silver plated beads  and bicone crstals. Designed in a symmetrical style with highlights of white agate leading the eye towards the feature crystal bicones. The finely crafted clasp is small and has a matte rhodium plating. Rhodium is a precious metal in the platinum family and is hard wearing and does not scratch easily. The style is simple and elegant.  All the beads used in this necklace are brand new. The beads are threaded onto 19 strand stainless steel 'beadalon' beading wire in a symmetrical pattern. This lovely amethyst and agate necklace looks fantastic with causal and formal wear. Some people believe that gemstones possess special qualities that impart their effects on to the wearer. The amethyst is the February birthstone and is said to promote happiness, peace, love, healing, courage ans intelligence. It is meant to promote peaceful sleep and pleasant dreams. It is also thought to help bring clarity and help with studying. Some say that when given as a gift to a lover the emotional bond is strengthened and their love endures  White agate is a variety of chalcedony. It is believed to improve mental function, promoting clarity and stability. Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions. White Agate is said to be beneficial to pregnant women, easing the effects of morning sickness and alleviating the pain of labor. Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag. Measurements length 44mm.  When worn around the neck it falls just above the collar bone. See the pictures to get an idea of this.
  • Unique handmade necklace featuring semi-precious gemstones with a rhodium plated clasp. This delicate garnet and agate necklace features a simple design with 3mm deep red carnelian and white agate beads, some silver plated beads  and bicone crstals. Designed in a symmetrical style with highlights of white agate leading the eye towards the feature crystal bicones and carnelian rhondelle beads. The finely crafted clasp is small and has a matte rhodium plating. Rhodium is a precious metal in the platinum family and is hard wearing and does not scratch easily. The style is simple and elegant.  All the beads used in this necklace are brand new. The beads are threaded onto 19 strand stainless steel 'beadalon' beading wire in a symmetrical pattern. This lovely garnet and agate necklace looks fantastic with causal and formal wear. Some people believe that gemstones possess special qualities that impart their effects on to the wearer. The garnet is the January birthstone and is associated with health, strength and endurance - and is said to protect the wearer from danger. It is also a stone of love and is described as enhancing passion and strength. It's health properties are particularly associated with the heart, lungs and metabolism. White agate is a variety of chalcedony. It is believed to improve mental function, promoting clarity and stability. Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions. White Agate is said to be beneficial to pregnant women, easing the effects of morning sickness and alleviating the pain of labor. Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag. Measurements length 44mm.  When worn around the neck it falls just above the collar bone. See the pictures to get an idea of this.
  • Unique handmade necklace featuring semi-precious gemstones with copper beads and copper toggle clasp. The carnelian copper necklace is made using orangey red carnelian beads, glass seed beads and feature ceramic beads. This beaded necklace is feminine and truly unique in a symmetrical style with highlights of blue in the flower petals on the feature ceramic beads, a blue ceramic centre bead and small blue glass seed beads. These accents of blue work well with the coppery colours of the beads and metal elements. The style is unusual in that two dangles emerge from the larger central blue bead and feature a mix of larger ceramic flower beads and tapering carnelian beads.  All the beads used in this necklace are brand new. The beads are threaded onto 49 strand stainless steel 'beadalon' beading wire in a symmetrical pattern. This lovely carnelian copper necklace looks fantastic with causal and formal wear - it looks lovely on a white or pale blue jumper. It has a real summery boho feel. Some people believe that gemstones possess special qualities that impart their effects on to the wearer. The carnelian stone is said to be a talisman - bringing luck to the wearer. It is also thought to promote courage, eloquence, good health and protect people from lightening! Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag. Measurements length from top to bottom (including dangles 460mm. The open neck size is 660 mm. When worn around the neck it falls around the stomach area (this is a guide as it depends on the size of the wearer - described as an rope length). See the pictures to get an idea of this.
  • Unique handmade necklace featuring semi-precious gemstones with a gold plated toggle clasp. The Golden sands necklace is made using tiger eye round beads, discs and chips, bronze freshwater pearls, wooden and glass seed and tube beads. This beaded necklace is delicate, elegant and truly unique. All the beads used in this necklace are brand new. The beads are threaded onto strong 'beadalon' beading wire in an asymmetrical pattern. This lovely necklace looks fantastic with causal and formal wear - it looks lovely on a black jumper and if you have hazel eyes it really brings out and flatters those golden flecks. Some people believe that gemstones possess special qualities that impart their effects on to the wearer. The lustrous tiger eye stone is said to bring together the energies of both the sun and the earth. It is also thought to bestow confidence, courage and peacefulness to it's wearer. It is also said to inspire creative insight and intuition. It is also thought to aid the physical health of the eyes, throat, reproductive organs, bones and muscles. Pearls are thought to symbolise purity and innocence as well as enhancing honesty and integrity. Wearing pearls is said to help treat nausea and digestive problems, to improve fertility and reduce the pains of childbirth. Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag. Measurements length 880 mm. When worn around the neck it falls around the stomach area (this is a guide as it depends on the size of the wearer - described as an rope length).
  • Unique handmade necklace featuring semi-precious gemstones with a silver plated toggle clasp. The Black rose necklace is made using black obsidian beads and various rose quartz beads and chips. This beaded necklace also features a couple of black and pink lampwork beads and various silver plated metal beads. The combination of shiny black obsidian with the delicate pink rose quartz is gorgeous and results in a very delicate necklace. All the beads used in this necklace are brand new. The beads are threaded onto strong 'beadalon' beading wire in an asymmetrical pattern. This necklace is truly unique. This lovely necklace is very versatile and could also be worn wrapped around the wrist as a multi-strand bracelet or worn as a double strand around the neck. Some people believe that gemstones possess special qualities that impart their effects on to the wearer. Originally used to make tools obsidian (also known as Volcano glass) was formed from volcanic lava. It has featured in jewellery for thousands of years and is often thought of as a protector or mirror stone that acts as a psychic vacuum cleaner. Said to act as a mirror to your inner self that protects against addiction, fear and anxiety. Rose quartz is a favourite gemstone for many with its gentle self healing properties. It is said to promote beauty, friendship, peace, happiness and love. It is also thought to aid the circulatory system and lungs to to relive vertigo. Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag. this is a long necklace Measurements length 1000 mm. When worn around the neck it falls around the stomach area (this is a guide as it depends on the size of the wearer - described as an rope length).
  • Unique handmade necklace featuring semi-precious gemstones with a silver plated toggle clasp. The Dragon glass necklace is made using various types of obsidian, ceramic and wooden beads. It also features a lovely oval glass bead with painted pink enamel flowers. These genuine shiny black and snowflake gemstones provide a lovely contrast with the wooden beads. All the beads used in this necklace are brand new. The beads are threaded onto strong 'beadalon' beading wire in an asymmetrical pattern. This necklace is truly unique. The name is of course inspired by the Game of thrones where dragon glass (obsidian) is used to destroy the white walkers. This a very neat beaded necklace and looks lovely against a white jumper. The necklace is very versatile and might also be worn wrapped around the wrist as a multi-strand bracelet or worn as a double strand around the neck. All the handmade beaded jewellery made by Lou McGill uses specialist beading thread or wire. Some people believe that gemstones possess special qualities that impart their effects on to the wearer. Originally used to make tools obsidian (also known as Volcano glass) was formed from volcanic lava. It has featured in jewellery for thousands of years and is often thought of as a protector or mirror stone that acts as a psychic vacuum cleaner. Said to act as a mirror to your inner self that protects against addiction, fear and anxiety. You could just use it to keep the white walkers at bay;) Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag. Measurements length 840 mm. When worn around the neck it falls just below the breastbone (this is a guide as it depends on the size of the wearer - described as an opera length).
  • Unique handmade necklace featuring semi-precious gemstones with a copper button toggle clasp. The Sands of time necklace is made using various types of Jasper beads, turquoise beads and chips, ceramic and copper beads. These genuine gemstones give the necklace a real feeling of history as it reflects the thousands of years that it took to create the stones themselves. It echos the past Persia or Egypt and includes some tiny pyramid style beads. All the beads used in this necklace are brand new. The beads are threaded onto strong 'beadalon' beading wire in an asymmetrical pattern. At places the single strand splits into two strands and then comes back together into one. This necklace is truly unique. This a gorgeous summer festival necklace, but looks lovely against a black jumper aswell. The necklace is very versatile and might also be worn wrapped around the wrist as a multi-strand bracelet or worn as a double strand around the neck. All the handmade beaded jewellery made by Lou McGill uses specialist beading thread or wire. Some people believe that gemstones possess special qualities that impart their effects on to the wearer. For thousands of years across many countries turquoise has been used a a 'protector stone'.  Said to prevent falls it was often worn by horseback riders. Today it's properties for the wearer include bringing new friends, promoting relationship happiness, and good health (particularly for eyes, fevers and headaches. Jasper comes in a variety of patterns featuring warm browns, creams, reds, grey and black. They go so well with copper. Originally used to make tools it has featured in jewellery for thousands of years. Jasper is reputed to protect both physical and mental health but particularly luck for mother and child. Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag. Measurements length 1000 mm. This is a long necklace - when worn around the neck it falls roughly to the stomach (this is a guide as it depends on the size of the wearer - described as a rope length).
  • This item has sold but there is a new unique version still available. Dreams of the ocean 2

    Unique handmade necklace with a sterling silver lobster clasp. The beautiful Dreams of the ocean necklace is made using Japanese blue/green toho beads, Austrian Swarovski clear crystals and faux pearls, lampwork glass beads and silver plated beads. The aquamarine colours combine with the clear crystals and white pearls to evoke the feeling of surf crashing on the ocean. All the beads used in this necklace are brand new. The beads are threaded onto strong 'beadalon' beading wire in an asymmetrical pattern. At places the single strand splits into two strands and then comes back together into one. This necklace is truly unique. This a gorgeous summer necklace. The necklace is very versatile and might also be worn wrapped around the wrist as a multi-strand bracelet or worn as a double strand around the neck. All the handmade beaded jewellery made by Lou McGill uses specialist beading thread or wire.  New stones and beads are always genuine Swarovski crystals and pearls, Japanese seed beads or Czech beads but she also re-uses stones, cabochons, crystals or beads from broken vintage jewellery. Recycling or upcycling old costume jewellery gives beautiful pieces or elements a new lease of life and a second opportunity to be worn and loved again. Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag. Measurements length 790 mm. When worn around the neck it falls to the breastbone (described as an opera length).

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