Thursday, April 9, 2009

I have so many pieces of unfinished jewelry that they're crowding my desk drawers and filling up little storage containers. Some are unfinished because I'm not sure I like the direction they're going. Others are unfinished because my ADD took my attention elsewhere.

(Look! A butterfly!)

A few months ago, thinking that I should look ahead to spring, I bought some light colored cabochons from a friend of mine. I planned to set them and have them listed in my Etsy shop for the season. I think I made bezels for most of them, but only a few stones got set. This was one of them.

Honestly, I've never been a huge fan of blue lace agate, but I loved the waves in this stone as well as its pale blue color. I can see it going with so many outfits.

I had a lot of fun cutting out the back of the pendant. Rather than cutting an oval to match the shape of the stone, I wanted to add a little whimsy. And I only broke 3 saw blades cutting it out. (Hey, I'm getting better!)

The pendant's been finished for a couple of months. After it was done, I purchased a ball chain because I thought the chain would accent the silver balls that are part of the design. But while I waited for mail to delver the chain, I lost interest and basically forgot about this piece.

But it was a lovely spring day today and the light from the outdoors was wonderful. I suddenly remembered the pendant and thought - why not see if I could get a good photo of it.

By the way, I don't know if you noticed it, but I've been using a different background in my photos. Can you guess what the background is? It's a black leather barstool! I think it really brings out my silver jewelry.

Oh, and to the right is just a small portion of my unfinished bezels that I mentioned.



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9 Comments:

  1. Rosebud Collection said...
    Gosh, that is beautiful..I think bezel settings are one of the most beautiful..the stone is lovely..
    Wonderful work.
    Melissa said...
    I love blue lace agate, and your necklace is lovely.
    Contrariwise said...
    I've never been partial to blue lace agate, but I really liked this stone. And the color looks so cool and crisp.
    Pricilla said...
    The back of your setting is just gorgeous...
    Contrariwise said...
    Thanks! I think the cut out pattern adds a little interest (It also hides the fact that I'm not so good at cutting out perfect ovals.)
    Amanda said...
    Looks great!
    sassyglassdesigns said...
    Beautiful necklace...I like the blue agate; it's just that the waves don't always show up...these do. I also like the cut out on the back. Can't wait to see the rest of your new pieces.
    BOWquet said...
    I love the blue!!!
    Frenzy23 said...
    Lovely pendant.

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