Castaway Gemstone Necklace

Ellen Bartfeld repurposes colorful gemstones so they can live to dazzle another day.
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Ellen Bartfeld


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Ellen Bartfeld

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Ellen Bartfeld salvages stones from the production of her Birth Month Mini Dish so that they live to dazzle another day in this colorful necklace. She threads gems in kaleidoscopic shades together to create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that can be worn long or doubled up to add extra dimension. Handmade in California.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.


Made in California

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Ellen Bartfeld

created by

Ellen Bartfeld



“When I'm stuck creatively, I walk away from whatever it is I'm trying to do. It all usually becomes clear on my runs in the Santa Ynez Valley hills where I live and work.”

Ellen Bartfeld describes her practice in simple terms: “Each of my bowls is made with love.” And inspiration often comes from the customers themselves. “They might have requests,” says the glass artist, who crafts her wares in California’s Santa Ynez Valley, adorning them with symbolic objects. “I might be asked to find charms that are part of a wedding or bridesmaid theme. Every suggestion is a creative opportunity.” Once, Ellen created pieces for four sisters, using jewelry pieces from their late mother. “They were reminded of their mother every time they used their bowls,” she says. Even when her pieces are not personalized, they are still personal. Says Ellen, “I envision them on a dresser or by the bed, holding objects that have a special meaning.”

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
glass beads, nylon cord, magnetic metal, gemstone beads
Largest Gem: .7" L x .5" W, Chain: Approx 42"
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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


By far my current favorite necklace (& bracelet!)


from Los Angeles

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

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


    Best Uses

    • Dress Up or Down
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Office

    Comments about UncommonGoods Castaway Gemstone Necklace:

    I love how artsy, funky and incredibly versatile
    this necklace is! Every single time I wear it out, people stop me and complement me on it. It's so unique and colorful. It allows me to turn a very basic outfit (white t-shirts and jeans) into a super stylish look. I also love that it has is a magnetic clasp so that I can not only wear it long or wrapped around my neck a few times, but I can also wear it as a BRACELET! I feel like I'm really getting my money's worth ;-).
    I'm considering buying another one so I can have it wrap around my neck multiple times.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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