This is a fun piece! I had a good time wire-wrapping and creating an interesting "pin-wheel" effect. I embellished PMC chain that I made myself with vintage German glass from Talisman Associates, green quartz, clear quartz, aventurine, chalcedony, and tourmaline from Bead Trust, and a Tahitian pearl from Pearl Concepts.
Above is a detail shot of the focal. What I love about this piece that the picture doesn't capture is the incredible amount of movement and energy this piece has. When I originally started working on this necklace, I didn't separate the dangles with wire and there was just TOO much energy and not enough focus and clarity. I separated out the jumble and created, I think, a more dynamic piece.
I remember when "asymmetrical" was a dirty word in jewelry design. I mean, there were some designers working with asymmetry, but for the most part, everything was neat, even, and symmetrical. The most you'd really see that was asymmetrical would be a lariat. Nowadays it seems like the concept of asymmetrical design is more mainstream. I think this is really exciting, as it opens up the field wider for different creative, visual problem-solving. The above piece is really funky and fun! I've used a combination of rubies from Bead Trust, ruby quartz from Omega Gems, seed beads from Jane's Fiber and Beads, chain from Ornamentea, borosilicate glass from Bobby Rhodes of Family Glass, vintage Czech glass from Pudgy Beads, Swarovski crystals from Fusion Beads, tumbled red glass from Anima Designs, and delicious faceted pearls from Talisman Associates.
Here's another bracelet that I whipped up. The focal on this pretty piece is a Botanical Series lampwork glass blossom from Lisa Kan. It's accentuated by glass discs from Cindy Gimbrone, bronze daisy spacers from Talisman Associates, Swarovski crystals and crystalized pearls from Fusion Beads, chain from Ornamentea, and a bronze toggle from Saki Silver. I love the "Asian vibe" of this bracelet.