Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pink!

I always think it's interesting to witness a person's design process, so thought I'd share a few photos of mine.  I'll bringing this necklace with me to Barton Creek tomorrow.  It's just gorgeous in person.  I'll be there from the usual 2:00-7:00 outside of Eliza's and Bella's boutiques.
Pink sapphire, tourmaline, yellow sapphire, amethyst and topaz necklace by Amy Holton Designs in the works.
Gemstones poised on head pins, ready to be linked together.  This process alone takes several hours.

Pink sapphire, tourmaline, yellow sapphire, amethyst and topaz being linked together to form the necklace by Amy Holton Designs.
The links are coming together! I love this part of the process. It's so satisfying.  It takes me about three to four hours to link this entire piece, then another 30 - 45 minutes to hand coil the finishing loops which hold the clasp and extender chain.

Pink sapphire, tourmaline, yellow sapphire, amethyst and topaz necklace by Amy Holton Designs.
The finished piece ~ packed up and ready to go to Barton Creek Resort for the afternoon!

This piece is composed of pink and yellow sapphires, deep pink tourmaline, "pink" (lavender) amethyst, rose quartz, white topaz and a bit of pyrite for contrast.  The combination makes for a really soft, feminine necklace.

If you happen to be in the area, come see us at Barton Creek Resort.  They have great boutiques!  I generally can't help but leave with a bag in hand.  Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend!