Santa was very good to me! He brought everything on my list including some beautiful jewelry-related books, a selection of fancy gallery wire for making bezels, and rose-cut turquoise gemstones. The pièce de résistance is a beautiful silver pendant from India (shown bottom center in the photo)! I intend to incorporate it in a statement piece with a large amethyst druzy that I have had in my stash for some time along with various other gemstones. I’m really excited about this new design, although it is presently in its infancy. I seldom sketch, preferring to create lots of components and then deciding on their assembly, but with the large and very significant piece that I intend to create, I think it will save time in the long run if I design on paper before I sit at my jeweler’s bench with saw in hand. Stay tuned…this piece will not be hurried, but certainly worth the wait!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on December 28, 2021.

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