Smoky Quartz Pendant

The First

Smoky Quartz Pendant

The Pendant
This smoky quartz pendant was my first sterling silver pendant with a gemstone.

The Pieces
The quartz bead has a smooth surface. At the bottom I made a coil or swirl to keep the stone secure.

At the top of the stone I used the wire to make a whirlwind-wrap. At the time I didn't realize that you can rework the wire if things didn't work out. So, the first time I used this technique in silver was tense to say the least.

The link is a mini swan-link. It is not going to let go of the stone. The wire is too thick and strong.

First Impressions
At first I liked it, and then I thought I would be the only one that liked it. I was wrong! And, I'm happy about that. My mother is now the proud owner of this pendant.

She wears it on a medium-thin chain, or on a neck ring that I have made to her clever design specifications.

Return to the top of this Smoky Quartz Pendant page.

Return to Wire and Bead Jewelry Gallery home.

Return to Wire to Jewelry home.