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Amethyst


About this design:

A friend of mine requested a jewelry set for his girlfriend with amethyst and sterling silver. This is what I came up with! I included the quarter to establish scale since several of the beads are very tiny.

Components:

Amethyst, sterling silver gauges: 18, 20, 22, 24

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  1. Tana
    Tana says:

    Your amethyst looks edible! I just wanna hold your pendant in my hand, looks full of good vibes! Love the mossy rock bk ground and the “barnwood” it’s all so smashing! Beautiful wire work Kristin. :)

  2. Tana
    Tana says:

    The 4 pic group blows me away! Whoa

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Blows me away is right. Beautiful work Khristin. Great design in the necklace and the earrings. I’ll bet your friend is very happy.

  4. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Wowza Khristin! You could not have done a more beautiful job- this is absolutely outstanding! I love everything about it. I’m sure your friend will get mega points for this lovely gift!

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    MH says:

    Lovely!

  6. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Oh wow! Thank you so much! The customer is very happy, hopefully his girlfriend will love it! The moss is a log that I added moss to and the barn wood is actually the deck railing! I’ve really been trying to challenge myself with my wire work and expand my skills. There are so many things I want to make with wire I just need to get my skills there!

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  7. Tana
    Tana says:

    I love that idea!!! Thanks for showing the photo! So cool :) I have a collection of driftwood on my porch. And “caribou moss” in the woods along with other types, looks like horns and it’s a cream white, I’ll keep in mind :) . Your moss reminds me of rain forest moss but I’d have to drive 90 miles to get some

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    How about one more WOW! This is absolutely fantastic! The design is exceptional and the chain is incredible. As for your wire working skills they are first class. This is a very impressive set that anyone should be thrilled to wear.

  9. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Khristin, You have such fantastic innovative & creative skills! I just love the design of the earrings & clasp. The small bead placement wrapped within the curving wire is stunning and really pulls this whole set together. Very original and fresh. Another satisfied customer for sure! :)

  10. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Thank you! One thing I wanted to do is style the earrings to match the clasp. I firmly believe that the clasp should be treated as part of the design and not just a way to hold it together. That’s just my philosophy and honestly it doesn’t always make sense on every piece but if I can I do.

    The small beads were added because I needed to secure the ends of the wires so it would stay together and I wanted it to be pretty AND functional.

    Tana, I hear that. This moss is from heavily wooded hillsides and I have to water it every day! But it’s pretty and makes a great prop!

  11. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    You’re right about the moss being a great prop. And I love your clasp. This is awesome.

  12. kye
    kye says:

    You must have the happiest friends. The work you do is just wonderful. Love the silver and luscious purple together. Beautiful set and fantastic work!

  13. Annao
    Annao says:

    This is beautiful work, I would like to do wire work.

  14. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Khristin, wow is not a strong enough word to describe the beauty, talent, creativity in your work. From the time you started to show your wirework several years ago, I have been in love with your skills. I love the links you created for the earrings. I think they would make a great neck chain. Keep up your work.

  15. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    You guys have made my day! I am honored. My skills wouldn’t be where they are today without your constant encouragement, advice and inspiration. Seeing everyone’s work on here pushes me everyday and continues to propel me on my journey. Thank you!

  16. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    Beautiful. The figure-eight links are especially innovative. The moss made for a gorgeous backdrop.

  17. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Annao, you should give it a try if you want! I recommend using copper wire, you can get it from the hardware store and there are many books, tutorials and videos on YouTube. That’s where I started and what I still use.

  18. Annao
    Annao says:

    Thank you! But I have MS and my hands do not work all the time. But I still try and do my beading.

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