Last week I posted about the new (new to me, that is) find of honeycomb calcite. The half-barrel pendant is freshly outfitted and ready to make its debut, both on the worldwide super highway and in the local shop that sells this rock. Without any further ado:
Because I'm new to the craft of wire-wrapping in the making of my handcrafted jewelry, I used a brass craft wire instead of the more expensive 14k gold-filled wire. The faceted beads are fire-polished Czech glass roundels; the color is called "French Rose." There is a subtle copper coloring around the bead hole. Not easy to see in the photos, but it lends a depth and richness to the bead.
The chain is all handcrafted, including the jump rings. The ready-made jump rings I had in my studio were either 4mm (too small) or 6mm (too big) so I made my own 5mm out of the same wire I used for both the wire-wrapping of the pendant and the scrolling chain links. The clasp I used was a 14k gold-filled hook-and-eye which I purchased ready-made. The pictures are clickable so you can see a larger view of the detail.
The necklace measures about 23.5 inches long. It will be at Tuscan Lights in downtown Plano by the end of the week. The address is 1018 E. 15th Street.