I know you'd think I'd be good with wire for all the Tree of Life pendants I make, but the truth is, I'm still awful with wire for everything that's not
Trees. I've especially always had problems wrapping up stones. But, I'm at work the other day and one of the massage therapists comes up to me with her flat-back stone. She says she knows I make jewelry and she's always wanted to turn this stone into a pendant and she trusts my judgment and skill. Aw man, how could I tell her that I'd never managed to perfect wrapping a stone after that much flattery...?
So about seven tries later, I found a technique on the web different from the one I was attempting and I think it came out actually pretty decent. I'd really like some thoughts and feedback since I'm going to be giving it back to her and I'm nervous and of course want to make sure she's pleased with it.
(In the picture, the back looks cooler but you can't tell that the back is rougher and not polished to a shine the way the front it. It's also flat where the front is a little more rounded like a cabochon type cut.)
Sorry the pics aren't great. My hard drive died over a week ago so I finally caved and installed some photo software on the laptop so I could show it off and get some feedback. I think it looks more flawed in the pictures since it's such a tight, close zoom and when you're just looking at it, you don't really see the extreme level of detail, but...I'm babbling. Overall, does it look decent enough to give back to her? Not including the failed tries, this one took me the better part of an hour to do. *laughs* (How sad is that?)