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. I feel more connected to the stone, knowing the person that cut it.
I know that I want to create this piece with solid silver wire. I think the silver will bring out the blues in the gem silica stone.
I plan to work with and emphasize the teardrop shape of the gem silica and create a point around the opal.
I will also add a lot of small detail work around the sides, using a variety of techniques.
I started by creating the framework for the piece with thick, square wire. This form will allow me to build detail work and supporting structures of of it.
Next week I will star building more of the shapes to hold the stone in place.
Artist- Sarah Orlik
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