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Diamonds & Rust - Beauty from Chaos

About this design:

I have had this Pink Opal from LB for quite some time .. It wouldnt play nice with any other beads in my huge stash so I decided to showcase it all alone. The inspiration for the wire wrap came from a spool of wire that exploded all over my work table and was left there for a while to grow and... inspire? The clasp is my first attempt at hammering the wire and I'm pleased with the way it turned out :)


large Pink Opal from LB,sterling silver wire and chain

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  1. C Clark
    C Clark says:

    Beautiful job of wire wrapping. I like the way you made the clasp too.

  2. jewel  in NP
    jewel in NP says:

    Shannon this is a beautiful 1st attempt looks like u had a lot more practice then that,great job

  3. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Good job Shannon! That clasp looks fantastic, your hammering is perfect! The wrapping looks great too. Is that square wire?

  4. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    it looks amazing

  5. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    This is lovely. Great wire-work and wrapping.

  6. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, what a nice “Diamonds and Rust” submission! Love that you took the stone that didn’t seem to go with anything else and make it it’s own focal!! And the wire-work is so pretty!! NICE!! SLS

  7. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Just beautiful!!!! You created a lovely piece.

  8. Shannon J
    Shannon J says:

    Thank you everyone! I have been sooo admiring all of the Diamonds & Rust entries! You ladies have all outdone yourselves on these pieces!! ( not that I dont admire each and every piece that gets posted. :) )
    Yes Nonnie it is Square wire.. another first for me :)
    Shannon.. My little opal hardly compares with the wonderful pieces that you post so I thank you for the kind words!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh Shannon! This is beautiful!
    Excellent wirework!

  10. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Fabulous wire work! :D

  11. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    What a awesome job you did on this beautiful design!!!

  12. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    WOW! Beautiful wire work!

  13. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Shannon, this is great, you did such a very nice job wrapping the stone- just lovely!

  14. Shannon J
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