I went into my studio to work on the square ruby, and by mistake I made other things, instead. This happens a lot. I find if I just stay in my studio long enough, most of my ideas come to fruition…..at some point.
Of the pieces I made this week, first up for show and tell is this seaglass and tourmaline pendant.
I picked up this tourmaline early this year, and I’ve been sitting on it while I mulled a setting which would really make it sing.
Tourmaline has become one of my favorite go-to stones; it comes in a wide range of colors, and is a tough 7-7.5 on the Mohs scale. While it’s pricey, it’s affordably pricey, with good stones in reach for most buyers.
I’ve paired the deep forest green tourmaline with a cool, frosty piece of Maine seaglass and rubbed the gold to a soft, satin finish. The end result? Medieval-gone-contemporary-casual chic.
It occurred to me that this pendant looks like something familiar. I’m not going to tell you what it reminds me of, because then you’ll see it, too.
What if I took all the granules off, except for the one on the bail? Thoughts?