I have been plenty busy in the studio getting new designs ready to restock the shelves at the WV Highlands Gallery, so I thought I'd share some of the new pieces with you. The pendant above is a lentil lamp work bead, about 25 or 30 mm. I had a couple tree of life frames left over and this bead fit inside perfectly. I used 20 gauge wire to embellish the frame. Boy, what that a challenge. Future pendants of this design will be made with 22 gauge wire to give my fingers a break.
Sometimes I will just sit and wrap stones, beads or crystals with no design in mind. Then I'll just bag them up and store them away in the studio. This is the case with this necklace. I got so excited when I found these turquoise (dyed) stones all ready to go. I used some 24 gauge wire to wrap the front bail of this necklace.