Exhale. I just finished it this morning…holding my breath. Like diving into the ocean. I feel good. Really good. About this necklace. I think this is my sixth stone I’ve bezel set. My first with a gallery style bezel wire and so happy I didn’t melt it when soldering all the different pieces on.
I had purchased the gorgeous Labradorite cab a few years ago…thinking that when I was ready, I’d tackle setting it. I’d take the stone out every six months or so and stare at it, then put it away again. Never felt ready. Then last month, I thought…What am I waiting for? I’ll probably never ‘feel’ ready. If I waited for everything to ‘feel right’ I probably wouldn’t accomplish very much in life. Just get started, already!! So, I did. The setting evolved in fits and starts…then lay aside over the holidays. Finished it up yesterday and set it today.
The necklace part is a lustrous collection of pearls and tiny labradorite faceted rondells. Pearls in various shades of blue, purple, green and gray. Everything I see in the Lab cab. I had a hard time deciding on whether to make a silver chain for this or go with something with stones or pearls. The pearls said yes. Sadly, I don’t think these photos do the pearls justice. They really do pick up much more of the colors in the stone. Oh, well.