Well, here it is!
I've been wanting to make a pendant like this for quite some time now, and finally I got some Rose Quartz chips to use that just fit the bill.
Ever since the 'autumn' pendant I did a while back (I can't remember if I've got pictures of that one... oops!) I fell in love with combining copper and silver in these pendants. It's more work, but I think it's worth it!
Some of you may know I have a small obsession with sakura trees (a.k.a. cherry blossom trees, or whatever you want to call them) and this pendant is an homage to them
the stones are the perfect pale pink, and the ribbon (one 1/4" strand of pink organza, and one 1/8" strand of pink satin) matches perfectly.
3 12" strands of 22g copper wire, 4 strands of 24g silver filled wire, and a small handful of Rose Quartz chips make up the tree itself, and about 6" of 16g silver-fill wire makes up the frame. The bail and the ribbon ends are finished with 22g copper, and the clasp itself is a hand-wrapped 'S' clasp made from 16g silver-filled wire (including the jump rings). So, from start to finish, this piece is entirely hand-fabricated! (although I didn't make the ribbon itself!!
) The ribbon is 22" long including the clasp, and the pendant itself is 2 1/4" tall by 1 3/8" wide. The backside is basically the mirror image, except you can see more of the tree's 'skeleton' and is more flat.
eeee I'm so happy with this one
(is it obvious??)