THE LAST MAMA TESS EXTRAVAGANZA! The best stuff. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do…






Well, I have to say, these jewelry Extravaganzas for Mama Tess’ expenses have been phenomenal!

So far, you guys have purchased over $4000 of my personal jewelry to help MT!  Wow!

Therefore, I’m sure it will be a bit of a shock to know that I still have a ways to go with all of MT’s veterinary expenses – mostly because the Founder Warrior (she is wonderful but I do have to pay her…) and Team Maggot ($272 per battle) are still in full force as well as the ongoing meds and supplies.

So alas, I’m bringing out the big guns.  These are the pieces that I actually wore regularly – or coveted the most…

Without Further Ado, HERE WE GO!

ALL PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING – if the link doesn’t work, the item is sold.

REFRESH TO SEE WHAT HAS SOLD…

 1)  SIMPLE DROP CITRINE EARRINGS  SOLD!  THANK YOU, LORI

I bought these in a wonderful shop in Portland, Oregon.  They are the sweetest shape and a very happy color.  The perfect citrine drop.  I love them!  1.5″ long

Citrine Drop earrings.

Citrine Drop earrings.

2)  WESTERN BRIGHT BLINGY SQUARE PERIDOT AND CITRINE EARRINGS!  SOLD!  THANK YOU, MARY!

I bought these at Desperado, that great Western shop.  I love these because they are elegent in their blinginess.  More subtle yet still all that!

Square Western Earrings with bling!

Square Western Earrings with bling!

3)  WOOD, STERLING AND LEATHER CROSS!  SOLD!  THANK YOU, KAREN!

Of all the items on this list, this necklace I have worn the most.  The wood cross is 1.5″ long.

Wood and Sterling wrapped dual crosses on leather cord.

Wood and Sterling wrapped dual crosses on leather cord.

4)  SWEETBIRD STUDIO PENDANT “PROTECT THIS RIDER” “AND THE HORSE SHE RODE IN ON”  SOLD!  THANK YOU, LAURA!

I purchased this pendant from Sweetbird Studio and put it on a leather necklace.

On the left is my necklace strung on leather.  The right shows the front and back from Sweetbird Studio.

On the left is my necklace strung on leather. The right shows the front and back from Sweetbird Studio.

4.5)  MAMA TESS ‘STAND IN THE LIGHT’ STERLING PENDANT ON LARGE LOBSTER CLAW – Sold!  Thank you, Marty!

MT's very own pendant that can be attached to any necklace or bracelet or halter or bridle or Dring or key chain... Designed with Stacey Lamothe... Front has her initials with a crown, the back says, "Stand in the Light" - which is her motto.

MT’s very own pendant that can be attached to any necklace or bracelet or halter or bridle or D-ring or key chain… Designed with Stacey Lamothe… Front has MT’s initials with a crown, the back says, “Stand in the Light” – which is her motto.

 

5)  WHITE AND PEACH PEARLS WITH PEACH CRYSTAL EARRING SOLD!  THANK YOU, DONNA!

I love these because they dress up or down.  I wore them with a white tank and jeans or with a nice white dress.  The peach color is very quiet and pretty.  I also like that they make a slight sound when they are rustled.  2″ long

White and Peach pearls with peach beads. Very unusual and people always commented. Soft and pretty. 2″ long

6)  MY HORSE & MAN LEATHER BELT CUFF BRACELET (small wrist): $45  SOLD!  THANK YOU, STACEY!

I purchased this at the Horse Expo – I had it made, of course, so I picked the belt leather, the plate and the text.  Fits a small wrist.

 

My H&M bracelet that I had made at the Horse Expo.

My H&M bracelet that I had made at the Horse Expo.

 7)  STERLING, ENGRAVED HEART FROM MY STORE – STRUNG ON LEATHER:  SOLD, THANK  YOU, JUDI!

This is signed by the artist and has, “San Francisco”, etched on the back.  I always loved this simple piece and have kept it for years in my jewelry box.  3″

Sterling heart, etched, signed.  3"

Sterling heart, etched, signed. 3″

7.5)  STELLA AND DOT NECKLACE – PERFECT FOR LAYERING – SOLD!  THANK YOU, NICOLE!

I just bought this as a Stella and Dot party.  I’ve never worn it.  But, I have thought about layering it with my other pieces…

Stella and Dot layering crystal and sterling necklace!  38"

Stella and Dot layering crystal and sterling necklace! 38″

8)  INTRICATELY BEADED GREEN CROSS WITH GEM TONE PEARLS AND PEARL NECKLACE: $55  SOLD!  THANK YOU, BONNIE!

I bought this lovely piece in Malibu for lots of money.  People stop me on the street to ask about it… The sun really makes it glint.  Clearly and artist went blind wrapping and gluing to make this.  ;)   The cross is 2″ and the necklace is 16″

Beaded and with gem colored pearls cross and gem colored pearls complete necklace.  16"

Beaded and with gem colored pearls cross and gem colored pearls complete necklace. 16″

9)  SEED PEARL, SILVER FLOWER, CRYSTAL ANTIQUE CHAIN 16″ NECKLACE:  SOLD!  THANK YOU, MELBA!

This necklace is so delicate and fine… I just love it.  The white pearls pop against your skin and the tiny sterling flower at the point is very sweet.  I’ve worn this often…  I purchased this in Malibu.  It was designed by an artist who has become very famous – but no signature. 16″

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Delicate, sweet and beautiful.

Delicate, sweet and beautiful.

10)  SUNDANCE CATALOG STERLING CROSS NECKLACE ON LEATHER – SOLD!  THANK YOU, TRISH!

I love this.  I’ve worn it often.  My friend, Leslie Anne Webb had it before me.  I think this piece has a lot of good juju in it…  (It was expensive.)  16″

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Sundance Catalog cross… I’ve loved this piece… it came from artist, Leslie Anne Webb, before me. 16″Lots of good juju in this piece.

11)  HOLLY YASHI LABRADORITE, JASPER AND SO MANY OTHER BEADS… SOLD!  THANK YOU, LORRAINE!

Oh my gosh this was expensive when I bought it several years ago – before Holly Yashi was a huge name.  Anyway, it is very striking yet sweet and subtle.  The labradorite really twinkles!

Holly Yashi Labradorite, jasper and a ton of other beads necklace.  16"

Holly Yashi Labradorite, jasper and a ton of other beads necklace. 16″.  That one labradorite bead should be turned the other way – my bad.  Didn’t notice until now.

12)  BRONZY CRYSTAL ANTIQUE CHAIN REPURPOSED CRYSTAL NECKLACE 18″ – CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE:  $65

I remember distinctly that the salesperson had to convince me to purchase this because I don’t usually wear this color and it was expensive – and I’m glad she did.  I love it!  Great with just about anything.  I always receive compliments when I wear it.

Bronzy crystal, repurposed chunky crystal antique chain necklace . 18"

Bronzy crystal, repurposed chunky crystal antique chain necklace . 18″

13)  STERLING BALL AND LEATHER 42″ LEATHER LAYERING NECKLACE – SOLD!  THANK YOU, GAIL!

I bought this in Solano Beach in Southern California for $175.  I remember distinctly because I didn’t have the money and put it on a credit card (sin).  I’ve worn this often and it layers or loops really wonderfully.  You can even tie it in a knot.  The photo doesn’t do it justice.  42″

42" of leather and sterling!  Great layering piece or stand alone.

42″ of leather and sterling! Great layering piece or stand alone.

 14)  FACETED CRYSTAL CIRCLES WITH HANDMADE ANTIQUE CHAIN 40″ – SOLD!  THANK YOU, MELBA!

Another fabulous layering piece I bought in Solano Beach on the same day I bought the above leather and sterling piece.  I put this one on the credit card, too.  I love this.  A really pretty and unique, wonderful handmade piece.

Gorgeous.  Hand made antique rectangular chain and round crystal faceted rings.

Gorgeous. Hand made antique rectangular chain and round crystal faceted rings.

15)  STACEY LAMOTHE SPIRAL WITH WINGS AND “COURAGE” ON THE BACK/FRONT NECKLACE – SOLD!  THANK YOU, MT!

This is copper and beautiful.  Everyone loves it…  I have it on adjustable leather.  The cross is 2″.

Stacey Lamothe cross necklace, front and back.  The patina is actually a bit darker.  It looks like a brownish copper color.  Really nice.  The cross is 2"

Stacey Lamothe cross necklace, front and back. The patina is actually a bit darker. It looks like a brownish copper color. Really nice. The cross is 2″

16)  HUBBY AND MY FAVORITE EARRINGS…2″ long   REHOMED!  (MOTHER-IN-LAW WANTED THESE AND SO SHE GETS THEM – GREAT TO KNOW WHAT SHE LIKES!  MOTHER AND SON THINK ALIKE!)

I never wear earrings so it is time to let these go. But, they are my favorite and Hubby loves them, too.  I bought them in a boutique in West Hollywood.  They are sterling, Peach pearls with faceted white and peridot crystals and a bronze bead.  Perfect.  (I paid $145)

Sterling, peach pearl, white and peridot crystal, bronze bead - my fav.  2"

Sterling, peach pearl, white and peridot crystal, bronze bead – my fav. 2″

17)  BEAUTIFUL STERLING AND SPIRAL GREEN/WHITE OPAL EARRINGS 1.5″ – SOLD!  THANK YOU, ALVI!

These were so difficult to photograph… Trust me, if you like green and white opal, you will love these!  They are way more green (not blue) than you can see here.  Too bad. I put an arrow at the true color.  Take a risk, they are fab – I will take them back if you don’t like them!  (I paid $175)

The arrow shows the true color - these were difficult to photograph.  I will take them back if you don't like them.

The arrow shows the more green color – these were difficult to photograph. I will take them back if you don’t like them.

18)  AYALA BAR FANCY FUN AND WILD Sterling EARRINGS!!  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE:  $90

Hubby really loves these!  I’ve only worn them twice and both times he kept talking about them.  So, I know they are eye-catching and flirty.  Her stuff is going for high dollar – I purchased these in a small boutique in Monterey, CA.  2.5″ long.  Great for Summer!

FUN FLIRTY FAB AYALA BAR EARRINGS!  2.5" LONG.  GREAT FOR SUMMER!

FUN FLIRTY FAB AYALA BAR EARRINGS! 2.5″ LONG. GREAT FOR SUMMER!

19)  TIBETAN ANTIQUE FERTILITY/PROSPERITY BEAD NECKLACE 28″- CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE:  $175

This is a very rare item and probably you bead enthusiasts will appreciate this necklace.  I’ve coveted it for 20 years.  It was antique then… You who know, know about this.  A steal.  28″

SOLD!

Antique beads from Tibet - Fertility, Prosperity...  heavy, chunky.  Real.

Antique beads from Tibet – Fertility, Prosperity… heavy, chunky. Real.

20)  TIBETAN ANTIQUE BRASS BELLS AND BEAD NECKLACE 24″ – SOLD!  THANK YOU, JOANNE!

Anther necklace for those bead enthusiasts.  I bought this necklace at the same time as the above necklace and have hidden it in my precious gems box for years.  A steal.  Enjoy it!

Rare Tibetan brass bell and antique bead necklace.  24"

Rare Tibetan brass bell and antique bead necklace. 24″

21)  ANTIQUE, RARE LAPIS NECKLACE 20″ – SOLD!  THANK YOU, DONNA!

Another one for the bead enthusiast.  You cannot get this quality of lapis easily anymore.  It comes from Afghanistan.  I purchased this 20 years ago and it was valuable then.  The centerpiece is 3″ across and 2″ tall.   I’m happy to pass this forward.   Lapis strand is 20″.

Antique lapis necklace.  24"

Antique lapis necklace. 24″ – very high quality and not easily acquired.

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This centerpiece is 3″ across and 2″ high.

22)  SYDNEY LYNCH 24K AND STERLING WITH JADE EARRINGS.  2″ MAKE AN OFFER BY EMAILING ME HERE.

SYDNEY LYNCH EARRINGS, 18K, 24K, STERLING AND JADE.  MAKE AN OFFER.

SYDNEY LYNCH EARRINGS, 18K, 24K, STERLING AND JADE. MAKE AN OFFER.

23)  HUGE CRYSTAL FROM ARKANSAS.  30″ ACROSS, 16″ WIDE AND 7″ TALL (varies).  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE:  $399 plus $75 special packaging and shipping/ or gas.

If you are interested in this, let’s chat (email me or comment).  I paid over $900 for this crystal.  It needs to be cleaned and I cannot lift it… but it is in excellent condition.  If you would like it, and take it ‘as is’, I will sell it for $399 plus $75 special packing and shipping.  If you live around me, I will drive it to you and use the $75 for gas and my time.

I will not deposit your money until it arrives to you safely.

* I have other, smaller but geologically compelling crystals, if anyone is interested.  I was a rock hound in my youth…  I still have just about every rock ever discovered.  ;)

This is a large Arkansas crystal.  30" long, 16" across and 7" high. It weighs about 50lbs.  This is how it looked when I brought it here.  It needs to be cleaned so I am selling it 'as is' for less than half of what I paid for it, plus shipping.  It is awesome!

This is a large Arkansas crystal. 30″ long, 16″ across and 7″ high. It weighs about 50lbs. This is how it looked when I brought it here. It needs to be cleaned so I am selling it ‘as is’ for less than half of what I paid for it, plus shipping. It is awesome!

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This is the far side of the crystal. I wanted you to see that it has this barren space.

Another view... but this is at eye level and it really looks more like photo #1

Another view… but this is at eye level and it really looks more like photo #1.  Here the points appear larger then they really are.

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Again, this is at eye level. Although this is the same crystal, it looks more like image #1

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Again, the crystal from the good side, the far side has the barren area.  None of the points are higher than 7″.  Most are an average of 2-3″

 

 



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