(Artist pick) This intarsia design features a complex layout of an all-stone puzzle.
It was my first project in Wyoming. I wanted to set the pace for the rest of the month and sink into the creative flow. I knew it would take several days and it took 4 full working days to hand carve and shape each piece to fit perfectly with each stone being a different softness and texture.
Inspiration: Beauty seeing beauty
Feature: sterling iris, curved setting
Gemstone: Wyoming Black Jade and Ice Cream Opal,Turquoise, Chrysocolla, Carnelian, and Blue Gold Stone
Setting: 1.75 inches (left to right) x 5/8 x 3/8 (top to bottom) x 1/8 (thick)
Necklace: 2mm sterling silver - chain 20 inches long