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If it's January...


About this design:

it must be custom wire-wrapping time. January is generally a down time for me but now I get calls from gentlemen who saw my work at December shows and want either a birthday or Valentine's Day present. They have the cabochon and together we design the pendant. They love it and I have fun with stones I wouldn't otherwise have seen/handled.

Components:

White Petrified Wood (rare, Utah origin) in 14/20 gold-filled wire; agate with iron inclusions (Utah origin) in Argentium sterling wire.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh Gayle, I’m speachless!
    Love ‘em both!
    Congrats on the sales too!

  2. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    they look great! for a minute I thought you’d photo’d them on the snow, but then realized it was gift-box ‘cotton’. #2 reminds me of a lava lamp!

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Beautiful pieces!

  4. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, these are both beautiful. They are going to make great upcoming presents for these ladies! SLS

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful pieces!

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    WOW! 8O These are amazing! Love them both!

  7. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Thanks, Ladies. It means a lot to hear your positive comments. Both pendants were delivered today. It was also awesome to see the stunned looks on the gentlemen’s faces. One pendant (the agate) received a literal double-take of positivity.

    One thing I didn’t add in my description was that during the design process for the white petrified wood I kept thinking about Auel’s series (Clan of the Cave Bear, et al.) and the lore that the fetish of an Earth Goddess never had a face. I kept thinking that there was a phantom face in this stone–hence the manner in which the adornment was arranged.

  8. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    They are beautiful!!! was real nice of the man to remember you.

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Gayle, these both are stunning! Love the colors in the pendants! Congrats on your sales — the ladies are going to be thrilled to receive these beauties! :D

  10. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    It’s great that you are getting custom orders. The stone is gorgeous and so is the wire wrapping. I can see why you would be getting call backs. Doesn’t it feel great?

  11. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    What a amazing job you did on the wire work, beautiful!! Congrats on the sales!!

  12. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    they look beautiful!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    These are gorgeous, Gayle…your wire work is superb! You deserve all that repeat business! :D

  14. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Amazing talent you have! Both are beyond words.

    …and I was thinking of “hair” when I studied the white stone. I agree, it does have a phantom face!

  15. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    both are so spectacular !! grat job !!! :)

  16. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Thanks again for the good words. It really does feel great to get return business, Linda. I’m truly appreciative of all of your compliments.

    When I told the gentleman about my thoughts of the faceless goddess, he responded with: “I can just see my wife drawing eyes and a mouth.” Then, we simultaneously said–”with something washable.” I think he may hide all the permanent markers. LOL

  17. Violet
    Violet says:

    Beautiful wire wrapping, I know the ladies will love them !!!
    Congrats on the sales… here’s to many more this year !!!!

  18. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Thanks, Violet. I’m hoping this is the year for more custom orders.

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