YOJ 2005 Week 39

The theme for this week is Faceted Stones, and the only reason why I managed to get it right is due to coincidence. This pair of earrings is inspired in ancient mosaic, which seems to be very fashionable these days. I wanted the "grout" of the mosaic to be rugged, irregular and thick, so I used lengths of coiled wire in between the stones.

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Citrine Mosaic Earrings
The earrings were made with gold-filled wire, vermeil beads and rough faceted citrine nuggets, honey colored. I rarely use gold filled wire since I prefer to wear silver myself, however, my muse seems to be taking some uncharted and unorthodox routes lately. The circles are about the same size as an American quarter coin.