The focal stone of this necklace id Dragon Stone. Believed by many to stimulate creativity and kundalini (also known as Dragon energy), which assists in healing and brings order to chaos.
I have embellished the face of this large stone with delicate sections of hand woven and flowing lines of copper wire and set tiny faceted Garnet rondelles, each one wrapped in copper wire. From the bottom of the hammered point of the frame hangs a faceted Garnet briolette. The pendant hangs from double bails, which I have made by creating a layered effect, by hammering the end, so that it splays outwards, then rolling it on itself, so that it overlaps. The robust look of the bails adds a wonderful contrast to the fine detail of the weaving.
The 3 sections of Viking knit chain are each finished with handmade wire caps and connected together with Ruby in Zoisite beads. The handmade clasp echos the detail in the bails.
I have oxidised this necklace, to highlight the detail.
The pendant is 3 1/2" from the top of the bails to the bottom of the briolette and 1/2" wide. The focal stone is 1 2/3" tall. The necklace is 19 1/2" long.
This necklace comes in a jewellery box.