I bought this porcelain angel many months ago, with a specific someone in mind. Finding the right combination of material that did not detract from the focal piece, proved to be a challenge.
The Kumihimo braid was the easier part – then I tried many different gemstones to mix it with. Any colour would lead the eye to the gemstones, not the focal. The africal opal is perfect for this I think – adding some bit of colour, but not detracting from it. The copper gives the whole piece a warm tone, and a nice contrast to the white.
The recipient of the piece enjoyed it as well, which is a great reward for an aspiring artisan.