It all starts with the lampworked cabochon - worked in the flame here in my Tucson studio. But actually this piece started with the making of a murrini. A murrini is made by alignin glass rods to form a pattern (in the flame) and then heating it and puling it to shrink it down to the size of a pea. Then it is applied to the glass cabochon as it is made in the flame. This murrini is a flower. A beautiful white bloom I call a desert bloom. This oval cabochon measures approximately 14mm by 10mm. It is black with the bloom a little offset. It is bezel set in sterling silver on a rectangle pendant that has been embellished with 22k gold. It then rests on a long bar of silver which hangs on a modern coiled wire neck piece
A dark patina is applied so the stone and gold really pop.
The necklace is approximately 18 inches. Easy to wear every day.
Each Desert Bloom necklace is a one of a kind piece that hangs on a coiled wire necklace.