Today I'm trying to come up with a new design for a catalog entry. I'm shooting for a dramatic neckpiece. I crafted this necklace centerpiece with brass, copper, & red jade cabochons...I'll be making the final piece out of sterling silver. I like to practice with copper & brass when I'm trying to come up with a new design that needs lots of wire...this piece would have eatten about 3/4 of an ounce of silver (ouch! at today's silver prices).
I think I like it, but I was hoping to incorporate a few beads into the design...unless I work them into the chain. The sleek scrolls and arches in this piece might be out of place with beads....we'll see what tomorrow brings!
We're getting ready to go to a HUGE gem show in Massachusettes next weekend...I can't wait! I've got gem show fever!! I can't wait to find lots of little treasures to wrap & create new things with!