The focal point for this necklace is a pink geode from Uruguay. Geodes are wonderful surprises, crystals found inside rocks. Who knows how many rocks someone had to open to find one geode? I hadn’t used geodes before and found that they weren’t really different from rocks, shells and other irregularly shaped items I have make into jewelry before. I think I hesitated before because they look fragile. Believe me, they really aren’t. They are hard as, well rock.
I cut a piece of copper with tabs to work as a setting. Copper is malleable and I wanted to form it around the curved back of the geode. I also thought the warm coppery tones worked better with the piece than silver would.
For the necklace, I kept it delicate not wanting to overpower the geode. I used a strand of tourmaline, a gemstone that naturally comes in a lot of colors. Very often you find strands that showcase the color range like the one I used here. I added rose quartz, fresh water pearls, and teeny bronze glass beads.