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I couldn’t quite catch all the beauty of this stone on a photo, but I promise you, it shines on the whole surface, and the colours are a smooth gradient from yellowish green to almost turquoise. One of the most beautiful stones I’ve worked with.
Remember the beads from my previous post? I decided to use them in a bracelet after all. I had some beautiful raw amber beads and various matching jasper and turquoise pieces and I like this colour combination.
The second one took me a major part of a day, because I had an idea, which proved to be poor, then I had to redesign the whole piece, make another wire wrapped element and attach it. What I used was dichroic glass cabs, artisan lampwork glass beads and various metal elements.
I made this pendant over a year ago, so it might not be as neat as my newest creations, but I still like the idea. Maybe someday I’ll make more of these, when I get more amber beads.
…and this one is more complicated and has more brass parts, which are more rare than steel parts. Also, I finally figured out what to do with the engraved pocket watch parts to show them off better.
Do you know why brown sea glass is so difficult to find, despite that brown glass bottles are so common? It’s because it’s so similar to the pebbles and it usually lies between them.
Also, the pieces that I’ve found so far have a different structure than clear and green sea glass, the brown ones are more porous.
The great thing is that brown sea glass also resembles amber in colour. That’s why I used some genuine amber beads in this pendant – the colour was so similar, and they looked so good together. The tiny freshwater pearls only emphasize the watery origin of the whole piece.