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Cocoon Garden pendant


About this design:

The Lodolite quartz I got this week is incredible!
This particular one reminded me of a secret garden bathed in sunlight with dragonflies fluttering about.

Components:

Lodolite quartz, Vintaj Diamond Swirl Filigree, Vi ntaj Princess Dragonfly charm.



Read the comments (or add your own)

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    trinkets says:

    OOOOO, I really like this!!

    It looks mystical to me.
    I love the components you have used with this stone,they really compliment each other~

  2. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    Thanks, Silky!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Wow!

  4. DJluvs2bead
    DJluvs2bead says:

    Beautiful! Great Wire Wrap too!

  5. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Beauty!! :-D

  6. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Soooo cool! Very pretty!!

  7. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    All I can say is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(and I don’t throw that one around loosely either!) :)

  8. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Absolutly, LOVE this!!! The wrapping is gorgeous!!

  9. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    AWESOME!
    In particular, I like that the wirework does not overpower the stone and it serves to enhance the stone! Well done!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Becca, absolutely AMAZING!
    I love this. And the little dragonfly dangle…perfect!!!

    I’ve used the same Vintaj Diamond Swirl Filigree to wrap a Rainbow Impression Jasper Cab.
    Interesting how using other stones can give it a totally different look!

  11. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    SO PRECIOUS!!!

  12. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Becca~ this is a beautiful pendant!! Did you use a piece of filigree to wrap?? My husband got me a few gemstones without holes…and I haven’t done anything with them yet. I’m not sure the best way to use them. Any suggestions??

  13. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    Hey Classy Chick; thank you so much!! Yes this is a filigree Vintaj wrap.(diamond swirl)This one is drilled, but I wove the brass wire in and out of the wrap on the back, I’m wondering if that would work with an undrilled stone as well, if you created a little *nest* at the bottom for it to sit in?

  14. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Oh thanks!! I will definitely try it! I love the look…and I would love to use the stones my hubby got me ;)

  15. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    One more question, is the filigree brass??? It looks silver colored???

  16. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    It’s brass. ;) Although it looked more gold-y than brass, on mine. Cool! Please send pic when you get it done, would love to see it!

  17. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Thanks!! OK, I will :)

  18. Leslie W Mtn Chick
    Leslie W Mtn Chick says:

    You certainly have given the stone what it needed!!!

  19. MaryJo K
    MaryJo K says:

    This one pendant, alone, make it worth taking the time to look at all of the lovely works of art on this site. Maybe I’ll try some wire wrapping.

  20. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I love this! I got some nuggets (Lodolite) too, and you are giving us great ideas. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  21. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Becca, this is just stunning! Thanks for sharing how you did this! :D

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