I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving weekend. Mine was more productive than I expected it to be, mostly by accident. Cutting out the back of the reversible necklace went well, including using drill-bits for the little circles. After removing the paper, I popped the piece into the tumbler to let it work its magic.
My apologies for the fuzzy pictures…I’m still learning how to deal with this whole close-up finicky-lighting deal. I’ll buy a tripod and a light-box soon, I promise!
While the piece was tumbling I had some time on my hands so I started playing with some wire. Swirlies, curlies, twists and turnsies. Different sizes of wire, different types of solder. Mostly just practicing soldering as I’ve been away from it for a while. At the end of the day I had a complete pendant, constructed completely in the gaps created by waiting for the other piece to be workable again. I love it when stuff like that happens.
This is a massive Red Moss Agate cabochon with a Carnelian cabochon floating above for a bit of contrast. The entire piece is approximately 3 1/2″ long. Big, bold, and sassy. Can’t do much better than that.