This lovely translucent white stone with a vein of dark brown running through it has been wrapped in antiqued coiled copper wire that follows the unusual shape of the stone to create this knock-out pendant. Spirals at the top of the pendant provide decorative detail. It is suspended from twisted black cotton cord which has a faux leather look which will appeal to those who choose not to wear animal products.
The cord ends are finished with coiled copper wire components of my own original design and provide a beautiful, elegant looking finish to the necklace. More importantly, they are very secure - you will never have to worry about the cord slipping out of these components. I have fashioned a hand crafted copper hook clasp with a spiral end that completes this beautiful necklace.
The wire wrapped frame was inspired by a tutorial from Donna Spadafore of gailaviratutorials at Artfire that I modified and adapted . Thank you, Donna, for being so generous and sharing your knowledge with other jewelry artisans.
I don't know what kind of stone this is as it is one of several stones I have that were gathered in Montana and tumbled to bring out the beauty of the stones. It's not glossy as many tumbled stones are; it has more of an opaque finish and there is some crystallization within the stone which adds to its beauty. The wire wrapping has been done in a way that creates a frame to let the beauty of the stone shine through and makes it the star of the show.
Whatever it is, it was pretty just being a stone - now that it's been transformed by the wire treatment, it's a beautiful piece of jewelry that is bound to be a conversation starter due to the unique qualities of the stone and the wonderful way it's been wrapped in wire..
This is the kind of necklace that can be worn with a pair of jeans and a favorite tank top during the day, yet will be perfectly comfortable with a cute little dress for a night on the town. It's also a great example of the old adage that "less is more."
The necklace measures 19.5 inches / 49.5 cm in length and the pendant is inches 1.25 / 3 cm long.