This lotus flower necklace was a special top secret Christmas commission. The Customer bought me a green amethyst trillion that he bought in India. I had great fun with this one as the stone is set in gold, but no ordinary gold - it was the gold from the clients old tooth crown that I melted down and made into square wire for making the setting. The Stone was irregular in every way and provided all sorts of problems, it was a good challenge! The chain has gemstone beads in colours to reflect the Indian flag: the orange - carnelian, the green - green agate, the white - white moonstone and for the Ashoka Chakra in the centre - blue iolite.
Here is what he had to say about it:
"My wife and I are delighted with this commission so beautifully crafted by Cathy; she took the outline of an idea and after patient careful consultation with me, turned it into something very special that my wife treasures enormously as a memento of our visit to India".
See some of the processes in the commission below.