The Gift

Sometime ago I made these:

Focal rainbow jasper beads measuring 18mm and wrapped them with 10k solid gold wire.  The earhook was likewise handmade and handtwisted.  To give it an edge, I coiled its ends to form the hoop where I could insert the jasper beads.  The outcome of the piece looked like a small gift.  Thus the name.

Later on, a client sent me a message and asked if I could make one for her using sterling silver.  She wanted a pendant instead of a pair of earrings.  The challenge was creating the coil that gave its character.  After a few nights of recreating the design in my head, I came up with a final piece I truly truly am proud of:

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