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Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaiya?

About this design:

Surfboard shaped black opal with blue play of color riding a wave of silver. I particularly like the "foam" rippling across the bottom edge of the "board".


1.8 ct opal, Argentium Sterling Silver

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  1. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    Eye popping gorgeous

  2. K Campbell
    K Campbell says:

    This is awesome !

  3. Aqua Chickie Cat
    Aqua Chickie Cat says:

    Thanks. :) I had been waiting for a special occasion to put this one up, but decided to go ahead and put it up right now. :)

  4. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    What wonderful pictures of this Your piece is very lovely….I LOVE OPal..Into my favs

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Fave! Opal is one of my absolute favorite stones! This piece is just gorgeous!!

  6. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Magnificent, is the opal diffiult to work with wrapping being that it is such a fragile stone? You have done such great things. I hope you do more soon. You have such great design skills.

  7. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Gorgeous design anf gorgeous Opal!! :-)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful design!!!

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    WOW! This is a keeper. Great design and I love that opal. :D

  10. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    gorgeous!! I love the opal, splendid :-)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Aqua Kitty do you have an Etsy Site? You should this is pretty pretty pretty. Your Mommy has good taste. YAY!! Hooray!! Good work!! :p

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    Dora H says:

    WOW…this creation is gorgeous !!!!! :)

  13. Aqua Chickie Cat
    Aqua Chickie Cat says:

    Thank you all for your kind comments. It honestly looks better than in the pics. I think that it needs increased depth of field to really see what it’s like in person, and I may get some new pics of it in time.

    Opal is one of my very favorite stones, too, VCR, and thanks!

    Kitty Mom, thank you very much. The fragility of opal, does create some challenges. Have to be careful not to squeeze too hard, and I can’t heat them, which makes hardening the silver more difficult. (I’d actually wanted to do this in gold, but could not wait to buy it.) I’ve only had two problems with cracking from pressure, while wrapping and both were sandy areas – in one case, actually just the matrix, not any opal cracked.
    I was on Etsy (maybe still am), but after a long time of no lookers, gave up on the site. I have a website myself

  14. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This is gorgeous. Love the bead and the wirework. Awesome.

  15. Cecilia-Gems of Heaven
    Cecilia-Gems of Heaven says:

    Wow, what a beautiful bracelet. Hawaii uh, So when do we leave ?

  16. Aqua Chickie Cat
    Aqua Chickie Cat says:

    Thank you

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