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. [caption id="attachment_511" align="aligncenter" width="529"] Gemstones poised on head pins, ready to be linked together. This process alone takes several hours.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_512" align="aligncenter" width="529"] 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.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_513" align="aligncenter" width="529"] The finished piece ~ packed up and ready to go to Barton Creek Resort for the afternoon![/caption] 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!