Friday, 21 May 2010
The focal of this piece is a gorgeous agate that needed the perfect setting to showcase the plum tree on it - one of the marvels of nature and the nicest gemstone I've ever bought.
It went through several incarnations as I tried to complement the beauty of the stone, but nothing seemed 100% right to me, so it sat and waited.
A new crucible and some fun playing with fire resulted in an abstract piece of sterling silver that resembles Chinese calligraphy. Eureka! All it needed was the plum blossom and in my mind, it's a marriage made in heaven.
The beads are muscovite (common mica), rhodonite and a soupcon of fluorite for a flash of green. All silver is sterling, including the OOAK pendant.
The double pendant makes this 21" necklace completely unique, because of the plum tree agate, a natural one-off, and the free-form silver.