When designing this pendant i decided to incorporate several different jerwelry-making methods.
First I cut, ground and polished the rare and phenomenal Flowerstone to highlight the contrasting "flower" feature. The resulting cabochon has an unusual shape and a high shine.
To continue the botanical theme I sculpted pure silver metal clay into a similar shape to that of the cabochon. I carved out botanical shapes in the clay and fired it at over 1700 degrees F. In the kiln.
I then constructed in Sterling silver a bezel to hold the gemstone and a structure to support all the various pieces together. Finally I cut and stamped a bail at the top to suspend the pendant on a darkened silver-plated 30 inch long adjustable chain.
Full pendant is 2.5 inches wide and just over 2 inches from top of bail to bottom of pendant.