27 April 2011
BTW: X Marks the Spot!
Ms. Tori, the dance director, has come to expect me to make her a showstopper of a necklace for the yearly performances. And I am true to form and running it right down to the wire. I had hoped to have this complete by today, but I forgot that life gets in the way. Hopefully it will be done by tomorrow.
The name of the show is "X" for the Roman numeral ten. This is the 10th anniversary of the dance school. So my idea was to incorporate the number ten (or "X) into the piece in a subtle way. She picked out these amazing stones from norah62 on Etsy (and she is having another sale of 25%! Hurry!). These were described as "Vibrant blue fire hot pink moonstone faceted nuggets." Their color and flash is really quite remarkable! Ms. Tori has great taste as a whole strand of these was not cheap!
There are flashes of blue and green and purple in there, so I found a gold toned clasp with a beautiful mystic Swarovski crystal in it in the shape of a star. And I am using faceted amethysts in between the stones to bring in another shape and color.
The X comes in the way that I wire wrapped each stone using 14/20 gold filled half round wire that lays nice and flat.
Now I just need to bring it all together!
Enjoy the day!