Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Still with Donut Pendant and Pipa Technique
Last night/ early this morning I completed this Donut Jade Pendant incorporating the Pipa technique into this otherwise boring Jade Donut Bead. The idea have been swimming around my head for about two weeks while I was wire wrapping the other two donut jade pendants. Somehow I can't figure out how to finish it off, especially on the bail part. So, this piece developed as I was making it and one lead to another and along the way I figured out how to finish off the bail. The jade donut measures about 2.3cm at its widest and the length of the pendant is about 3.5cm. The 10 beads surrounding the pipa knot are 4mm unakite and coral beads. There are another 8 of them at the backside of the pendant. I added one 6mm round swarovski crystal (AB) to the top of the pendant to give it a bit of shine/sparks. The Guess the number of rings contest was fun but was over a bit too soon :) The winner is Kathy. Kathy, if you are reading this, please email me with your choice of the ring.