|Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Cabochon with Czech Glass Beads|
I have ordered several cabs from him, but every time I go I pick out from his stash of already made cabs, too. I just can't help myself! This cabochon, a chrysocolla, is related to turquoise but is naturally more stable. I don't recall if he mined it in Idaho or not, but he does have a lot of it!
|Chrysocolla Cabochon - wire wrapped in sterling silver with beads|
This is my first setting of this sort, woven wire and beads. All the wire is sterling silver. I'm still debating on whether or not I should make my chain, or buy a sterling silver chain for it. It's a lot of work to make a chain, but it also brings out the handmade uniqueness of the piece.
I'm not sure what next week will bring - hopefully another post!