All these stones set on sterling headpins really took a lot of time to wrap by hand! But it was all worth it. I like the color combination, although I wasn't sure about it at first. The stones in this are amethyst, citrine, iolite and labradorite.
I had been thinking about this design for a long time. I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out. The focal point of this necklace is a large toggle clasp, with a cluster of three faceted ametrine drops dangling from it on. The rare ametrine stone possesses delicate purple color, with just flashes of pale yellow within. All the other beads are amethyst. I bought the ametrine drops on Etsy, and they are really worth the cost - soooo beautiful. But it is a delicate stone, and needs to be treated with care... All the components are sterling silver, of course.
I've got 15 minutes before my class starts, so I'll take the time to love my blog a little. :) And I've got some exciting news! I've been playing with the idea to start learning metalworking. I know it's a long leap from biology to goldsmithing, but jewelry making has become my passion, and I want to extend my skills.
So, I've booked a trial lesson at a goldsmith's workshop. They offer a variety of courses, if I like it. I'm going with my friend on Tuesday, and I'm super excited and a little freaked out!