Sunset necklace


Metallic leather with carnelian, horn + brass beads.  Made in Boulder, Colorado  by Carol Ann Wachter

 The unexpected fire of a sunset, or the first flash of autumn brilliance, Carnelian is a translucent stone, an orange-colored variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Its color varies from pale pinkish-orange to a deep rusty brown, though it is most known for its brilliant orange and red-orange crystals. Its name comes from a Latin word meaning "flesh."