Blueberry Necklace (Large), Lapis
Silver Jewelry, Lapis Lazuli, 1 1/2" x 1", 18" Length
The Blueberry designs have always been one of the bestselling items in my Alaskan jewelry line. Three "berry-licious" Lapis beads are tucked within six silver leaves, gracing this necklace with a classical elegance which makes it ever a favorite. Plus, you get to wear it all year-round! The chain is a lovely combination of short and long links, interspersed with six Lapis beads.
One of our favorite past times here in Alaska is berry picking, especially blueberries. We then have to decide what to do with them and one of my favorite treats is to make blueberry liquor. It is time-consuming (because the seeds are so small and difficult to strain) but the reward is a tart-sweet-liqueur that can bring back the long slow days of summer especially in the middle of winter.
I love to design. Wherever I walk, I always look for ways to capture the natural world in a new piece of jewelry. I owe my talent as an artist to my maternal grandfather, Erland Waastrom, a Swede who immigrated to this country in the early 20th century. My grandfather was a visual artist. He painted versions of old masters in oils and even recreated the Mona Lisa in pastels! He was also a sculptor and worked in various mediums, including metal and wood. One time he carved a tree root, capturing the image of an embracing couple beneath a grape arbor. I believe that I have carried his love of art and creativity forward by designing and creating a beautiful collection of Alaskan jewelry.
-December birthstone -Matching earrings, pendant and pin are available
-Easy-to-use lobster clasps
-Jump rings are soldered closed