Friday, 30 October 2009

The Sunlit Glade

Dramatically fairy tale-esque, The Sunlit Glade necklace brings to mind the lost Hansel and Gretel finding a moment of solace in the deep, dark forest.

The Sunlit Glade necklace features beautiful lemon and lime hued gems which have been painstakingly added to a carefully shaped, hammered, and wirewrapped frame. I used lemon quartz and step cut faceted prehnite briolettes in the main body of the pendant, with teensy sterling rounds enhancing the symmetry and pattern. The wirewrapped dangles feature coordinating prehnite briolettes, teensy citrine rondelles, and sweet carved fluorite leaves - but the unmistakeable focal is the massive 17mm flawless ring cut oro verde gemstone. (Also known as "green gold" - a particularly lime hue of lemon quartz). A substantial rolo chain then leads to a handforged "s" clasp, and a length of extension chain - which is finished with a plump champagne citrine teardrop. The design was then oxidised deeply, and lightly rubbed back to reveal the high drama, and gorgeous textures.

You can see more pictures of this design here in my Etsy store.


Gillian said...


Oh you are an amazing artisan Natalia, this is such a gorgeous piece!