Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Rutile Splendor

The muse has spoken. This rectangular quartz cabochon is loaded with delicate rutile hairs. I've been holding it in my special stash for a very long time, waiting for the perfect companions. Finally, it has all come together.

Lovely 8mm faceted quartz beads, many of which are loaded with rutile, or green moss, or red/orange ??? Bali silver spacers and bead caps, with 20 gauge sterling silver inside the beads to make the links, 22g SS for the herringbone wrap on the single beads, meticulously wrapped into place. 18 gauge for the wave links, hammered for strength and interest. The bail on the focal rectangle is a hook, for easy removal to wear it alone on a chain or leather.

Jewelry for generations, pass it down to your children's children's children. No worries! No solder, no glue, just skill with wire and pliers.


ReflectionsInGlass said...

It's been a while since I've looked at your blog, Sherrie--this piece is stunning!


Wrapsody Wire by Bonnie G said...

Again, Absolutely Beautiful!!! Your art always amazes me, always so rich & earthy, sophistated rustic. What style!! What is your price on this beauty?!?!
Bonnie G