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The Indomitable Mrs Malcolm

About this design:

So... I did a thing, I was able to capture my friend and turn her into a necklace. Pretty powerful that way. Anyways just kidding. But if I HAD and if I WERE that powerful, this is what she'd look like. This is finally complete. 3:1 ratio of citrine to amethyst on the chain which is 22 gauge wire. I generally don't like using the finer wires for chain making because it is more fragile and I have to be more creative in making tiny loops. By keeping the loops tiny I can ensure the future integrity of the chain. I wasn't sure how it would all come together, was nervous about turquoise so when I made the pendant (which was a previous share titled WIP) I had to oxidize the silver separately. The clasp was fun but fought me a little. I felt the pendant needed something to mellow it out and so I decided it needed citrine with a little amethyst to blend and calm the colors. The pendant reminds me of a storm when it wraps itself around a mountain top. The chain can be removed with careful manipulation since it was all made separately.


Sterling silver wire (various gauges) amethyst, Citrine from LB, turquoise and a lot of binge watching on my tablet while I worked.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Absolutely splendid work and colors, Khristin. You have a truly amazing talent for wire wrapping.

  2. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Always love to hear other designs share their thought process when making a piece of jewelry. My favorite part of this one is the delicate chain. Nice!

  3. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    I like the 3 wires gracefully curving over the stone. And the clasp looks complicated! Plus the beaded chain must have taken a heck of a lot of time. But it all works to become something beautiful. Now, the question is, what were you binge watching? LOL. Seriously, I need to know as I am constantly hunting for things to binge watch that will totally take my mind off everything. I’m watching ” Hustle” right now.

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wow Khristin – the clasp itself is a work of art. The Amethyst and Citrine work together beautifully. Love your wire working.

  5. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Absolutely exquisite!!

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    Melody F says:

    The chain is beautiful and pairs perfectly with the pendant. Making the tiny loops looks difficult, but wrapping each loop is what I would find impossible. Years ago I used to occasionally make chain necklaces with stove pipe wire and translucent hand made glass beads from India. These looked instantly old, and always sold in my crafts and collectibles booth. They were very cheap to make. I think I just tucked the cut ends of the chain wire into the beads, which had large holes. I don’t remember doing any wrapping.

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Wowza–the chain turned out magnificently! Beautiful craftsmanship on the clasp. Both Citrine & Amethyst are a variety of quartz, and I believe that is why they work so fantastic together. Lima, over the years, has carried some lovely Ametrine–a stone that I think is beautiful. Khristin, this is one awesome piece of work–you are a very talented artist. :)

  8. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    Interesting combo and that clasp is pro.

  9. kye
    kye says:

    I’m so glad you posted the finished necklace for us all to see in its glory. Wow! I enjoy your posts so much. Beautiful work, beautiful photos and beautiful descriptions. What more could we ask for? The addition of the citrine really adds to the overall beauty. That clasp is something else by the way. Lots to admire here Khristin. :)

  10. BevB
    BevB says:

    Love the chain. Beautiful work!

  11. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Thank you friends! Your comments help keep me going! I think I may do a bracelet based on the clasp design, might be fun! I was reading about citrine and the interesting thing is that much of the citrine on the market is actually heated amethyst, at least the stuff from Brazil is. The crystal structure stays the same as amethyst (if you were to get super technical) but when amethyst is heated between 900 and 1200 Fahrenheit it changes color and is then marketed and sold as citrine. I thought it was interesting.

    K Ralston as far as shows here they are!
    The Last Kingdom
    Prodigal Son
    The Crown

  12. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Beautiful Khristin! I love the color combination and your talent in wiring- well you have it in spades!

  13. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Thank you so much Robin, I see so many pieces from other wire artists and I self doubt but I think mine is just a different style and still developing.

  14. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Ditto, ditto, ditto! Outstanding design!

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