Designer: Jennifer Judd
Published: June 6, 2008
Jennifer created this necklace for a friend to give as a gift to his girlfriend in the Army who was leaving for a six month assignment in Baghdad. Looking for gemstones that symbolized bravery and protection, Jennifer chose Canadian jade, ocean jasper, cherry agate, and carnelian. Red seed beads were added to symbolize success and triumph and the necklace itself was divided into seven sections, a powerful number in the Cherokee culture which was part of the woman's heritage. For more about this project, see the blog post "Chain and Gemstone Necklace: Creating a Personalized Gift."