It started like this:
Jenelle gave this lovely lampworked heart to her mother for Mother’s Day, and shortly after we met, about a month ago, her mom asked me to design a necklace to go with it. When I picked up the heart, yesterday, I knew immediately that it was crying out for amethysts and garnets! I could hardly wait to get to work.
I found amethyst rounds and pretty faceted garnet tubes in my stash. I added some small silver rounds and some Swarovski crystals for bling.
Next I wired the pendant to a sterling silver bail and added a pretty little tassel at the end of the heart with more Swarovski crystals and a single garnet.
I finished the necklace with a sterling silver heart-shaped clasp, to echo the beautiful lampworked heart pendant.
I love doing custom work. It gives me a chance to make something that is meaningful and special. The whole time that I am designing, I have a specific person in my mind. I hold an image of them, as well as of their jewelry. It’s a deeply gratifying process for me .
Now, here’s the finished design. I hope she likes it!