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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:
I went to my supplier today to buy my gold and silver wire. You see, whenever I go on buying sprees for my jewelry, I prepare a list of what to buy and only bring enough money. Sometimes to the exact centavo. I asked for the usual and almost had a heart attack when she rang up the bill!!!!
She explained that gold prices have increased internationally, and if gold goes up, so does silver.
Yikes! I should have bought more during my last purchase, which was about two weeks ago!!!
I really panicked because there were other things I still needed to buy……