On a big project ~ one for a really great customer who I now think of as a friend ~ she loves butterflies and likes movement and tassels in her jewellery ~ she chose her stone a while ago now and I have pondered the design for a long time ~ I think this is one of the reasons I actually took some pictures of the stages.
The first thing I do is sketch and once happy I add a masking tape sketch out onto the silver sheet
Both the back and front are designed ~ although I do sometimes add bits as I go ...
This is the stone, although not a great picture its a beauty
A little dirty but ready for polishing and chain adding ~ let me just show you the back ...
The ring at the top will have a toggle front fastener and the tube at the bottom is for the tassels ~ can't wait to show you the finished pendant :}