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New Work and Gold and Garnet Pendant
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laurieopal
I've been working on a gold and garnet pendant influenced by Elizabethan chains.

The first step was to find a stone that resembled a red moonstone from 16th century Turkey that was part of a unearthed hoard of Elizabethan jewlery.  My lapidary cut some stones after much searching for material, and we ended up with a star garnet, a red/purple labradorite, and a vivid garnet.  The vivid translucent garnet turned out to be the right stone.

I've been working on the wax for quite a while and it's deveoping beautifully.

Chains look like this.

And I've been working on some designs for Boskone including some that feel like a compleat design change for me .  It's exciting.

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Oh, WOW. Those are gorgeous.

They really are! I'll have a photo of the pendant up after Boskone

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