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One is a teardrop side-drilled bead and the other is a smooth chunk with no drilling. I used smaller beads (garnet, onyx, hematite and others) to decorate. These are mostly freeform, I can’t say what exactly inspired me, I just went on with the wrapping until I was out of wire.
Well, they’re fairly irregular for teardrops and the third one is actually tooth shaped. Something I made in the meantime when I was bored with the usual stuff. I wish I had more side drilled agate in cooler shades (temperature-wise cooler, not awesomeness-wise cooler), but the batch I’ve got recently is mostly brownish red, sometimes orange or yellow, so I’m pretty much restricted to matching it with carnelian and other similar stones. It’s fun to make them every now and then, though
and one double sided amethyst tooth (available here) with quartz inclusions (or is it a quartz with amethyst inclusions? amethyst is technically a quartz anyway), which I called “Purple Winter” on deviantArt.
I finally got to make something that required more time and attention than my usual stuff. This pendant is a rough quartz point that looks more or less like an icicle, hence the post title. It’s not particularly tricky to make a double sided pendant, it just takes more time. And I really thought that making it just one sided would look strange. I’m not sure if it came out wintery enough, though, as I got carried away with the wire wrapping and I’m not sure if it suits the idea. Also, the wire is somewhat too warm in tone (and I was out of the grey one). So you be the judge(s).
I don’t remember why I had this idea. I was going for something chunky, bold and more three dimensional than what I usually make. They resemble reptiles a little bit, hence the name. Also, I wanted to make something for myself to match my blue clothes (finally made something totally different and decided to sell the reptilian ones). I played around a bit, matching different grey and blue shades in different stones (agate, kyanite, lapis lazuli, amazonite, quartz and labradorite). There are countless tasteful combinations, I’ll have to explore this idea further when I have time.