Sometimes I just need that extra push to start creating something. I wanted to cheer up a friend that is going through some rough times, and wanted to make her something that represented that there are other people and things in her life. The stone I had to use for this just had to be Amethyst of course. I initialllly used a mix of faceted round amethyst with some chipped and raw cut ones, but it didn`t come out right. I cut up the whole thing again, and started the process from the beginning. On each side of the amethyst there is a swarovski crystal bead. The copper wire is 22ga, and 20 ga in the swan clasps. The ribbon is braided using the kumihimo tecnique.
The heart is from the stash that my niece left me. I think it`s Murano glass. The colour is rich and deep. I love how the copper wire brings out the colour in the green and purple. This is the most workintensive and elaborate piece to date, not counting chainmaille.