I asked my daughter what this necklace made her think of and she said the moon and then space, and I agree...Moon Rocks it is :)
These really cool gray beads are vintage Greek glass, but they definitely feel and look more like a clay. The unique and mismatched black beads are terra cotta clay beads made by the Dogon people in Mali, Africa. The golden discs are gold-plated brass (I think brass) from Tibet and these have a really old and rustic look and feel. I am not sure if they are ancient or newly made, but I purchase them from a Tibetan man at the Tucson bead show. All of these unique components bring out the beautiful colors in the jasper stone disc. I believe this is silver leaf jasper, but there are so many names for the same beads, it is sometimes hard to tell.
I also created a coordinating Moon Rocks Bracelet, and an elegant black and gold geode necklace and earring set to coordinate with this fun necklace. Click links below for more detail.
Moon Rocks Necklace $195
Moon Rocks Bracelet $150