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.