I got this beautiful dyed agate at the gem show in Des Moines last year. It was my favorite stone, even though it isn't exactly natural. It's been sitting on my bench for quite a while, and I finally got the inspiration to do something with it. I wasn't sure that such a detailed wrap was right for such a highly saturated stone. I'm still not entirely sure.
Because the stone reminded me of a picture of a stormy sky I purposely sanded down a jagged piece of wire going down to signify a lightening bolt. I hope my vision doesn't look more like the mistake of an inexperienced wire artist. That's one thing I'm worried about in this piece. So far though, the response on Facebook has been very positive.
I'm happy with it. I'm happy whenever I get the chance to escape the day to day monotony and mom-challenges and do something creative. Here is the necklace:
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