Saturday, January 27, 2007

This appears to be a piece of petrified wood, found in Arizona in a field sprinkled with small pieces of petrified wood. It is one inch across. I would love to know why it has these great bumps.


This pendant was made with a piece of incredibly vibrant sugilite that I purchased, believe it or not, on eBay. I have been unable to find any more nearly as nice.
The metalwork consists of 24k gold fused to 20g sterling, then rolled flat, then rolled again with a sheet of saw-pierced titanium so that the pierced designs are embossed on the silver/gold. This raw material was then used to make the pendant, framed in 18k and accented with the sugilite (set in 22k) and a small diamond. It hangs on a 5-strand cable of silver and 18k.