Jewelry making progress...

Now that I am in Intermediate Jewelry-making class, I decided that my first project would be a necklace for my Poison Ivy costume. Two of our projects have to combine a handmade chain and a handmade bezel, so I decided to combine the two in this one project.

I purchased a large Aventurine cabochon from Fire Mountain Gems, which will be the focal point of the jewelry piece. I used fold forming to make an interesting texture, and cut the shape out to my specifications. I also taught myself how to do a Byzantine chain using my friend Lily's book. It's actually quite addictive, and I am already over halfway done with making my chain. My nails were getting really messed up from opening and closing jump rings, but then I purchased one of those jump ring openers, which helped tremendously.

I hope to finish this project by the end of next week, but we will see! I still have to finish the bezel cup and then solder it to my fold formed piece. Here is a preview of the stone placement...

SO excited!


  1. I LOVE the way the green stone and the copper look together! I can't wait to see how it looks when it's finished!

  2. I agree with Sarah--the color combination is lovely! Can't wait to see the next development :D

  3. The Aventurine Cabochon is beautiful on its own, but I'm loving the color combination here! Also, that chain looks so cool. I can't wait to see the finished product.

  4. These colors look great together! Looks like it will look great with your costume! :D

  5. OOO, this is going to be amazing! I can't wait to see the costume all put together!

    Also, I love your header! :)


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