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Earrings are made with precious metals and gemstone beads. Metals are 14K gold filled with brass core or argentium .925 silver (same quantity silver as sterling but doesn't turn black when it tarnishes. Bead options are sodalite, unakite, or tiger eye. $12.50/pair. Shipping is free to U.S. addresses.

Citrine in Packers colors set with gold filled

This citrine is heat treated to achieve the coloration. I had to have it because it would work as Packers colors. Setting is gold filled wire. Inquire if interested; I do not stock these stones, so it would take a while to find one. PENDANT ONLY. $150.00. Free shipping US only. Inquire.

Specular hematite with opal and labradorite cascade

Large combination pendant. Black stone is specular hematite from Upper Michigan, rough cut, polished. Labradorite cabochon is from Madagascar. Boulder opal doublet is from Australia. One of a kind stones. Freshwater pearls. Setting is argentium silver (.925). Item is not for sale and cannot be reproduced. PENDANT ONLY. $450.00.

18mm Faceted Smoky Quartz in Sterling Wire Setting

These smoky quartzes are 18 mm and in stock. You can purchase this style of pendant, or choose a different style. No two are ever exactly alike. Chip beads are optional. PENDANT ONLY. $69.00. Free shipping US only. Inquire.

16mm Faceted Rose Quartz in Sterling Wire Setting

These rose quartzes are 18 mm and out of stock. You can purchase this style of pendant, or choose a different style. No two are ever exactly alike. Chip beads (snowflake obsidian) are optional. PENDANT ONLY. $69.00. Free shipping US only. Inquire.

Striking banding on Lake Superior agate freeform cabochon

Similar Lake Superior agate pendant is available for purchase. Freeform cabochons have distinct, beautiful banding. Setting is sterling silver. PENDANT ONLY. $90.00. Free shipping US only.

19mm Faceted Blue Topaz in Sterling Wire Setting

Faceted blue topaz in sterling silver setting.

16mm Faceted Garnet in Sterling Wire Setting

These garnets are 16 mm and sold out. You can purchase this style of pendant, or choose a different style. No two are ever exactly alike. Chip beads (garnets) are optional. PENDANT ONLY. $69.00. Free shipping US only. Inquire.

22mm Smoky Quartz in Sterling Wire Setting

These smoky quartzes are 22 mm. I have oval and emerald-cut in stock. You can purchase this style of pendant (for oval stones), or choose a different style. No two are ever exactly alike. Chip beads are optional. Emerald cut requires a different type of setting, more like the Lake Superior agate, above. PENDANT ONLY. $69.00. Free shipping US only. Inquire.

Black banded agate in sterling setting

Very similar pendants are for sale, $49.00. The stone is a black banded agate. It is basically shiny black, sometimes with whitish and/or brownish bands running through it. The diagonal and tree pattern on left are reflections. PENDANT ONLY. Free shipping US only. Inquire.

Faceted oval flower jasper in sterling setting

Similar pendant is for sale, $49.00. The stone is a flower jasper and is faceted to catch light. It is opaque. PENDANT ONLY. Free shipping US only.

Reversible Flower Jasper PendantReversible Flower Jasper Pendant

Similar pendant is for sale, $49.00. The stone is a flower jasper and is faceted to catch light. It is opaque. This pendant is reversible, for two distinctly different looks. PENDANT ONLY. Free shipping US only.

Ametrine in Argentium Silver Wire Setting

A similar pendant can be made using any faceted ametrine having four corners, provided I can find one. $99.00 PENDANT ONLY. Free shipping US only. Please inquire before ordering.

Gemstone Intarsia in Argentium Silver Wire Setting

A similar pendant can be made using a gemstone intarsia of this type having four corners, provided I can find one. $150.00 PENDANT ONLY. Free shipping US only. Please inquire before ordering.

Amethyst in simple setting

Faceted oval amethyst in simple argentium silver setting. Personal collection, but similar pendant can be made. $70.

Ametrine and amethyst in double setting.

Faceted cushion cut ametrine and oval amethyst in double argentium silver setting. Personal collection, but similar pendant can be made. $150.

Garnet in argentium silver setting

Faceted oval garnet in argentium silver setting. Gift for friend, but similar pendant can be made. Inquire. $70.

Amethyst in argentium silver setting

Faceted oval amethyst in argentium silver setting. Personal collection, but similar pendant can be made. $70.

Tumble polished Zambian amethyst in argentium silver wire setting

Very similar pendant is for sale, $27.00. The stone is a tumble polished Zambian amethyst. It is translucent to opaque, deep purple. Stone is approximately one inch long, usually slightly less. PENDANT ONLY. Free shipping US only. Inquire.

Available Stones

Pricing for set stones includes shipping. Oval smoky quartz, pear smoky quartz, garnet, and rose quartz (all faceted stones) are $59.00. Emerald cut smoky quartz (faceted) is $60.00. All 24mm oval cabochons, plus the onyx, are $50.00. Gemstone intarsia (carnelian, jade, malachite, opal, lapis lazuli, jasper) is $100.00. Contact me (link in left side menu) to discuss the setting you prefer. PENDANTS ONLY.

PENDANT PATTERNS

Handmade semi precious gemstone jewelry features a pendant size gemstone or gemstone intarsia wrapped in an argentium silver (.925) or gold filled wire wrap setting. These are sometimes accented with sterling silver beads and/or gemstone chip beads. A leather necklace can be added. Cabochons and intarsias are natural stones. Faceted gems are purchased as natural stones and probably are, but there is the possibility that sellers misrepresent their products. To the best of my knowledge, the stones are natural. As for laboratory made stones, they are the same chemical formula as natural stones, and have to be subjected to high tech testing to determine whether or not they are natural. I am a small time dealer; my prices reflect what I paid for the stones and wire plus my time and artistry. Stone selection varies according to availability and price.


Wire Wrapped Jewelry
semi precious stones
unakite, rose quartz, Lake Superior agates, custom leather necklace
sterling chains, Lake Superior agate, rose quartz, red orbical agate with druzy cave, smoky quartz

Pendant Stones, top photo upper left, clockwise:

  • Red orbical agate cabochon with drusy cave

  • Australian boulder opal doublet

  • Lake Superior agate cabochon

  • Intarsia made from a variety of gemstones

  • Rhodonite Cabochon

  • Mexican crazy lace agate - FOR SALE

  • Grass garnet

Pendant Stones, second photo upper left, clockwise:

  • Sodalite cabochon - FOR SALE

  • Leopardskin jasper cabochon - FOR SALE

  • Rose quartz cabochon - FOR SALE

  • Tiger-eye cabochon - SOLD

  • Lapis lazuli cabochon - FOR SALE

  • Tumble polished amethyst - SOLD

  • Niagara dolostone with fossils

  • Gemstone intarsia

  • Lake Superior agate cabochon

  • Tumble polished petrified wood - FOR SALE

Pendant Stones, third photo:

  • Unakite cabochon

  • Rose quartz cabochon

  • Lake Superior agate cabochons

  • Custom leather cord necklace (adjustable and interchangeable) - $10.00. Inquire

Pendant Stones and Chains, bottom photo:

  • Sterling chains

  • Polished Lake Superior agate

  • Faceted rose quartz

  • Red orbical agate cabochon with druzy cave

  • Faceted smoky quartz

Mexican crazy lace agateAustralian green opal chalcedony mix

PATTERNS

Detailed pendant pattern pamphlets, with illustrations and photo of setting (grayscale), are available for purchase, purple or green stone wrap style (stone not included). $4.00 each, including shipping (US only--international is extra).

Pattern choice

Shape of stone is irrelevant. Either setting can be used for either of these shapes, and many others, cabochons or faceted.

Except the boulder opal, all the settings on this page were worked using one or the other of the two distinctly different methods explained in the pamphlets. Though the patterns are written for the specific settings of the purple or green stones shown, each general technique is easily adapted to an endless array of creative variations.

Settings require some loops and twists that are not necessarily beginner techniques. If you are a beginner, I suggest you buy some cheap practice wire and work through the setting instructions a couple of times before actually working it in gold or silver.

The methods presented are my "takes" on how these settings are worked. I did not learn the techniques from anyone's published material, but have studied the appearances of many set stones and come up with ways to achieve the settings I wanted.

There is much useful information and supplies at wire-sculpture.com.

Rev.14Jan08

Twisted Crystal

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