Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Appalachian Morn Pendant, Part Deux

I was at an out-of-town gymnastics tournament with my daughter all weekend, but during the past 2 nights I had some time to finally  finish this custom order.

Front:

Back:
The cabochon is a Prudent Man Agate that looks amazingly like a landscape, complete with trees, a blue sky and clouds.  On the front is a leaf applique which I hand-cut and stamped.  I cut the back of the pendant out so that you can see the back of the cab.  But instead of a simple cut-out, I made it in the shape of a leaf.  The back is so pretty, you can wear this pendant on either side!

This particular necklace is 20 inches long with larger links in the back so that you can change the length.  I generally like shorter chains (so that the pendant hangs just below the base of my neck) but I think I might be swayed to this length, especially for larger pendants.

Although I have a couple other custom orders I'm working on, I've made progress on the ginormous Graveyard Plume Agate pendant.  It's been a struggle to set that unusal cab but I hope to post some pics of the pendant tomorrow.


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5 Comments:

  1. Sarah Knight said...
    that is quite beautiful : )
    hopestudios said...
    stunning! sign of a good piece when you can wear either side showing with equal beauty!
    twiddletoes said...
    It's remarkable how much that stone looks like a landscape. Both the front and the back are lovely work indeed!
    Tammy's Treasure Chest said...
    It is absolutely gorgeous!
    Contrariwise said...
    Thanks so much.

    The people I've shown this cab to are amazed at how much it looks like a miniature landscape. They can hardly believe it was created by nature.

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