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beaded turtle necklace

by Lori Strickland
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  • the story

Organic Beauty

Carry a piece of nature's beauty with Lori Strickland's rich, sculptural Beaded Turtle necklace, handmade from the elements and polished into organic jewelry. Strickland unearths buri root, magnesite and betelnut to craft each one-of-a-kind bead into a stunning string of treasure. A hand-cast pewter turtle pendant doubles as whimsical clasp. Handmade in Florida. Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary.

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Handmade
Item ID
20331
Made from
pewter, buri root, magnesite, betelnut
Measurements
20" L, Turtle: 1.75" L x 1.25" W
Notes
Do not wear this necklace while swimming or bathing, do not spray it with perfume, hairspray or dip it in any chemicals since the beads are organic. The pewter is antiqued and does not tarnish.
  • the maker
Lori Strickland

Lori Strickland

A native Floridian, Lori Strickland comes from a long line of ranchers and cowboys-"Old Florida," she calls it. "Before the mouse took over." Lori trained at the Gemology Institute of America and The Jeweler's Bench of Florida. While she was studying to become a designer, she met her husband, who was studying to become a manufacturer.

"We have the perfect relationship in many ways," Lori says. "Every designer needs a manufacturer and every manufacturer needs a designer."

The Stricklands have worked together for 15 years and have a 10-year-old daughter, who has designed jewelry and made wax models since she was six. She's even designing something to be featured in Lori's next collection. "We are a true family business," she says.

"My inspiration comes from the world around me. I tend to see things from a different angle than most people. I enjoy the irony and romance of life. Plain objects seem whimsical and I see things like the cork in the dog or flowers and plants that dance like ballerinas."

When she isn't busy with jewelry, Lori is taking her daughter to voice lessons or barefoot skiing when the weather is nice. The family also enjoys walking on the beach, surf fishing and playing with their two dachshunds.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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BEADED TURTLE NECKLACE
 
4.0

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (6)
  • Unique (5)
  • Pretty (4)
  • Meaningful (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (6)
  • Dress up or down (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern (3), Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4)

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5.0

Appreciated gift.

By 

from Fremont, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Her kids love it
  • Meaningful
  • Pretty

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Great for School

    Comments about BEADED TURTLE NECKLACE:

    I gave this to my sister who has twin boys with pet turtles. She is becoming a teacher and this necklace will be perfect for work.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    2.0

    Size misrepresented

    By 

    from NJ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about BEADED TURTLE NECKLACE:

        I bought this because my neice loves turtles and is having a sweet 16 soon. It looks absolutely adorable in the catalogue but when it arrived, I was startled at the bulky, large necklace that was in the box.

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        2.0

        too much whiz and not enough bang

        By 

        from vero beach florida

        About Me Comfort-Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Unique

        Cons

        • Difficult To Clasp
        • Poor Workmanship

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down
        • Everyday

        Comments about BEADED TURTLE NECKLACE:

        looks great..but had to return it because the turtle weighs so much it did not hand right..it wanted to fall forward so it did not wear good at all...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Mother's Day gift for my Mother

        By 

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Modern

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about BEADED TURTLE NECKLACE:

          My mother has been commenting about the newer necklaces that clasp in the front or have an assymetrical design. This necklace was perfect to introduce that kind of uniqueness to her. The beading was a great combination of all colors that my mother wears, she really likes turquoise. The turtle clasp was an excellent detail.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Beautiful piece

          By 

          from Bonita Springs, FL

          About Me Career, Classic, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Pretty
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dress Up or Down
            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about BEADED TURTLE NECKLACE:

            This was a Mother's Day present for my mom. She moved to FL two years ago and has taken to turtles. The piece was beautifully packaged and is very unique. Perfect length.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Package arrived when expected...always nice.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Earthly delight meets the sea

            By 

            from Asheville NC

            About Me Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Length
            • Good Quality
            • Meaningful
            • Pretty
            • Unique
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Dress Up or Down
            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about BEADED TURTLE NECKLACE:

            I just love it - it makes me feel special and noticed! It compliments with dressy as well as
            with upscale casual. It really speaks for itself.
            The pewter clasp is very distinctive and the bead color combination most striking.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Unique beauty

            By 

            from Medford, MA

            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Length
            • Good Quality
            • Meaningful
            • Pretty
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dress Up or Down
              • Everyday

              Comments about BEADED TURTLE NECKLACE:

              I bought two of these Beaded Turtle Necklaces for friends who love turtles, and they both were thrilled with this gift. I've searched for turtle-based jewelry, but have hardly found anything that's so classy and well-priced.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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