Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sterling and Agate

There really is not too much I can say about this piece. The agate pendant is an incredibly stunning piece that speaks for itself. It was really quite by accident that this necklace came to be. Sometime ago, I picked up the little agate beads, and wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with them, but they were too beautiful to leave alone. Then, a week or so ago, while visiting Edmonton for a dentist appointment, my husband surprised me with a little side trip to Bead World. I've never seen so many beads and pendants in my whole life. I could have spent hours in there, browsing and designing, but I didn't have hours, I had about 15 minutes. Feeling completely overwhelmed, I wasn't going to buy anything, and then this blue agate caught my eye. Like the small beads before it, I really didn't know what I would do with it, but I had to have it.
Now I had forgotten about the little blue agate beads, so when I went looking for something to compliment the large pendant, I was very surprised to find them. I have never worked with sterling silver wire before, but felt that such fine stones required the precious metal, and although a bit nervous, I set to work. I decided to keep the chain relatively simple, with cute little tri-loop links and the small agate bead links to join them. The result is a stunning necklace that could be worn with everything from blue jeans to a gown.
I considered just finding a permanent home for it in my own jewelry box, and not listing this piece, but that piece of agate came on a strand of six. There are 5 more gorgeous slices to eventually work with, each stunning in its own unique way.

9 comments:

  1. Sorry, typo in my 1st comment. That is such a stunning piece that I'm sure it will sell very quickly!

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  2. stunning piercing blues - perfect for summer ♥

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  3. this is beautiful!! I've always been a huge agate fan.

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  4. This is absolutely stunning! I love it! The blue is so breathtaking, it reminds me of the sea.

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  5. Always lovely to find an unexpected surprise. It's beautiful.

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