The process between vision and actual execution can be challenging.
Back when I was learning one of the styles of ring-making (in 2015), I discovered a way to wrap a stone and uniformly leave 2 loops on the side, so I can incorporate the stone right into the necklace rather than have it dangle, pendant-style from a beaded necklace.
Pendant Style Necklace: Rainbow Calsilica and Turquoise
The New Style: Rainbow Obsidian with Fire Agate beads and sterling silver wire. If you look closely, you can see the rainbow.
I have been having such fun pairing the perfect center stone with the perfect wire wrap and the perfect neck beads.
Dalmation Jasper wrapped in sterling silver wire with Matte Black Onyx Beads
Some details that make their way into all my pieces: close attention to the right wrap for each piece.
Cream Rose Agate. I love the mix of pink, brown, and cream.
Followed by the right pairing of stones for the neck beads, including just the right findings (those little silver doo-dads between the beads).
Faceted labradorite and rose quartz beads pair with pewter findings perfectly offset the Cream Rose Agate.
To the 2-1/2 to 3″ extension chain with a matching bead on each necklace.
This finishing bead is a Smoky Quartz.
Back when I first started posted this blog, I didn’t have a name. One of my customers suggested Double Loop, and it has been called that ever since!
Necklaces like these can be found at Jeweler’s Workbench in Waynesville, at Kress Emporium in Asheville, and at my home work studio.
Contact me if you’d like to have your own custom necklace.
Until next month,