Purple Amethyst Brooch or Pendant

A real stunner, this royal beauty was built with gemstone quality faceted amethyst beads, wrapped with more than 15 feet of hair-thin gold-filled wire and adorned with 22 karate vermeil (silver overlaid with gold) Balinese beads.

Learn how to make this pendant

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The brooch is entirely constructed in gold filled wire and vermeil with the with exception of the pin back, which is base metal (for better support of a brooch of this kind). Absolutely no solder or glue were used.

The center cluster is made with round beads: an unknown green stone called Vansuanite and 3mm garnets.

I also created later a Pendant version that you can see here as well.

Design: The design of a 5 petal flower had been sitting for a very long time in my journal!  It turned out *very much* like the original design!  Measures 1 3/4" (4 cm) in diameter.


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