by Annie Laughton.
I had a largish druzy agate gemstone that seemed a good idea at the time.
I made a large, brash pink and silver necklace about two years ago and it never sold.
Time to take it apart – and only then did people say – ‘but I liked that one!’ …it was gone and the pendant dismantled and I had the agate back to ‘natural’ state.
Learning new wire weaving skills – I painstakingly wove a frame for it in Sterling Silver filled wire – a few hours work – and then popped it into the LOS for some patina.
The patina came out all strange colours – blue and black and looked awful.
Despairing, I cut it all off and sat the offending gem on my design desk wondering whether it had gotten the better of me.
Pinterest came to my rescue with a cute wire bail.
I whipped one up, glued it on and then grabbed this flower sitting there minding it’s own business and stuck it in the middle. No design ideas – just what was on hand.
Blow me down, it worked and finally, third time lucky. Simple but effective. Now for a buyer so I can see the back of this evil bead lol.