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Monday, December 12, 2011

Ahhh, Lovely Lapis

I finished this piece up this morning and thought you might like to see the before and after pictures. Some of you may remember seeing this cab before. It used to be in a necklace made of copper.


Well, I was getting it ready to list for sale in my boutique and I decided that I wanted to see it in silver instead. I had always been on the fence with it. So, I redid it this morning and tweaked the setting a bit.

BIG Bright Blue Solid Lapis Sterling Silver Large Handmade Pendant
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I think the bottom was a little heavier before. This time, the bottom has less wire, but the concept is the same. However, the top has more silver now and the shape created by the bail and weaving echoes back to the bottom. At least, I think it does. I like the contrast between the silver and blue. I liked the copper a lot, but I like the silver better. What do you think?

4 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. I love the silver!! The bail wrap seems to be hugging the top of the lapis. I agree with you, Tela, the bottom wrap allows the stones point to show more readily allowing the shape of the stone curves to be revealed. Nice work!!

    ~Susan

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  2. Thank you, Susan! I'm glad I redid this. Like I said, I was on the fence with it, but went ahead and risked the silver to try it. I can't reuse the necklace, though. It's full of copper :(

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  3. Hey Tela, I like the Lapis with the copper but the silver really makes the color pop. The weaving at the top looks outstanding and you were so right about the less wire at the bottom. Beautiful piece!
    I think you will find another use for the beaded necklace as it too is a beauty.

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  4. Thanks, Christine :) I do love that necklace! It shouldn't be too hard to reuse it.

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