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silica pendant

Inspirationand First Steps: Gem Silica Pendant

  This week I am starting on a new pendant for myself! I’m excited about this project. I’ve been waiting for a while to have the opportunity to create something with this beautiful gem silica stone. I bought the stone from someone that I follow on instagram, who cuts stones and sets them into jewelry. […]

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Rutilated Ammonite

Completed Progress: Rutilated Ammonite

Rutilated Ammonite This week I finished this rutilated quartz and ammonite pendant for a good friend of mine. This pendant is hard to capture in a photograph. The light has to catch the quartz just right for the ammonite to show through. I finished the pendant with some twisted wire and spiral to provide some […]

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Progress: Rutilated Ammonite Construction II

This week I continued my progress on an ammonite and rutilated quartz pendant. As I said in my beginning post on this project last week, my goal for this piece is to create the illusion that the two stones are fused together. I worked towards creating that by doing a very simple wrap on the […]

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Progress: Rutilated Ammonite Inspiration

This week I started working on a new piece! I’m trying something that I’ve never done before; layering  one stone on top of the other. The top stone, called rutilated quartz is for the most part very clear. It acts almost like a magnifying glass for whatever it is on top of. The quartz piece […]

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Larimar wire wrapped pendant

Progress: Larimar Construction

After sketching out the design for this Larimar pendant and choosing my materials last week, I started to wrap the larimar stone this week. I started out using the thickest silver wire I have available to create a solid frame around the stone. This frame with be sturdy enough to hold the stone in place. […]

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Progress: Larimar Inspiration

  This week I began working on a new custom pendant using a Larimar stone. Larimar is said to promote tranquillity and a strong sense of inner peace and serenity. It is useful in time of pressure and stressful change as its cooling and calming energy is said to help soothe frazzled nerves and reduce stress. I […]

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wire wrapped crown

Progress Complete: Crown

This week I bring my crown project to a close. However, as french poet Paul Valery once said, “A poem is never finished, only abandoned.” I often feel that way about my wire art. I can always see more room for development, more ways to expand the design. As per usual, I have more inspiration […]

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wire wrapped crown progress

Progress: Crown Construction II

This week my crown became a crown! After weeks of visualization, picturing what the center piece would look like once it was attached to a band, I connected the largest element, the head band. I used thick pieces of wire to bind the center piece that I completed last week to the actual band of […]

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Art in Progress

  This is my second week working on this crown piece. Right now I’m working on building the centerpiece that will go over the forehead. I am planning to incorporate three or four more stones into the centerpiece before I attach the centerpiece to the wire that will form the headband. By starting with a […]

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