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This was done in argentium silver and gold filled wire. The stone in the pendant is a green amethyst and the beads are swarovski crystal and gold filled beads all strung on sterling silver wire.

While I like the way this turned out I'm really not as happy with the image, however since the actual piece has already been shipped I can't retake it. Still, overall, I like the set.
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome creation, nice work!
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hanasays Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   General Artist
I really love this.
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walker8 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Thanks!
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Somber-Vampiex3 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
OHMYGAWD. THIS IS STUNNING WILLIAM!
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walker8 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Thank you.
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CridarlAlba Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love it! A very delicate work :heart:
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walker8 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Thank you. The gowns you make are beautiful as well.
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm really diggin' the bracelet
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walker8 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Thank you, sorry for the late reply. I didn't know I was as busy as I am until I caught up with a guy I needed to talk to and found out it was me!
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol
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Tim141600 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful n.n
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walker8 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Thank you!
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Tim141600 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :)
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c4ever Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
there are times one just goes W O W!!!

this is one of them very!!

wonderful
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walker8 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Thank you, I really like doing these and it's always good to see someone else likes them also!
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uhmu Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
It's so beautiful. I adore every single piece of this set. :heart: Especially the bracelet. It's stunning!
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walker8 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Thank you. I really appreciate it.
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uhmu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
:)
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NotaSouthernGirl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a lovely piece and i am quite jealous that you have gotten the wires to work for you in that fashion for i love the flat wire works and have tried many times to work a simular looking bracelet. I applaude your beautiful work and wish i could obtain the same skill someday.
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walker8 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Thank you very much for the complement, it was definitely appreciated. I've taken a look at your gallery and you are quite talented yourself. I don't think you need to wait to reach the same skill level as I believe you are already at that point or beyond.
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NotaSouthernGirl Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i am all ablush. I think that i might try again now that i am not eyeball deep in thesis work. But there must be a trick to this, either that or you have an invisiable third hand that i believe (wish) all crafters/artists would have been born with.
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SyrianKnight Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
There is no such thing as green amethyst. The correct term is, "Prasiolite."
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NotaSouthernGirl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually to say 'there is no such thing' is inaccurate as well since they are being marketed as
'green amethysists'(science changes all the time as does marketing trends to suit various wants and niches - exp: Ipods). Additionally, both stone color variations are part of the quartz family and the color is due to mineral impurities that has 'fused'with the quartz itself. There is huge debate in the lapidary world as to what are the total combination of impurities to cause what colors in each stone. I digress.

I would only disagree that the deep, rich tone of the stone does not appear to be one of the common variation colors without synthetic enhancement. Yet the artist either bought it under the title of "green amethysist"(thus properly representing it as what was purchased as) OR the artist had mixed a set stones up - but in any case there was no need to be Nasty with such an short and pointed comment.

Constructive criticism is about explaining WHY you believe it to be different, provide additional information so that the person can better their knowledge not feel like you just attacked them for the sake of attacking them.
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SyrianKnight Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
My comment was not an attack, but a mere statement of fact. Don't be so sensitive.

Marketing is the last source you should refer to for accurate information. The goal of marketing is to make money. No one knows what prasiolite is, but people know what amethyst is, and people know that amethyst is supposed to be purple. It is marketed as 'green amethyst' to throw off buyers who don't know any better, and get them excited about a 'new' type of amethyst.

I know all about amethyst and whatnot. After all, I am a gemologist. I know that amethyst is quartz-based; so is almost every other stone in the world. You wouldn't call citrine a yellow amethyst, would you? After all, they are the same exact stone, but different colours. Likewise, you wouldn't call a ruby, "Red sapphire," even though that's what it is. Actually, the proper term for ruby/sapphire is corundum.
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NotaSouthernGirl Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to take this conversation to levels that sounds like a petty argument (i agree with most of what you said to truthful - economic 'robbery' and the lack of knowledge of the average buyer / stone classifications, etc) yet i felt that you could have added a bit more of WHY you said what you said. Help the artist out by informing them of what they possibly don't realize.
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walker8 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
I'm not offended either way. There are often more than one name for various types of stones. I choose to call this stone green amethyst because that is the way it was and has been commonly marketed, the term is and has been in common use for a number of years and in this case the usage is more common than Prasiolite (which is the correct technical term)and more understandable. If speaking to you as a gemologist I would probably use your term. In speaking to the general public I use the more readily recognized term. As to enhancements I see very few stones that are not enhanced or treated in some way. When selling a piece I always disclose all known and possible treatments as is customary. In any event as I have said I am not offended. This was done as a birthday present for my daughter and so long as she is happy that was my concern.
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SyrianKnight Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am glad that you are more understanding then the other user. No offense was meant by my message at all, and I can't comprehend how anyone would take it as such.

As for enhancement of stones, nearly 100% of gemstones out there are treated in one way or another. Treatment is usually by heat, but often times there are other methods for certain types of stones. One stone that comes to mind is blue topaz. That colour of topaz does not exist in nature, or is very rare otherwise, and the treated stone is nothing more then an irradiated white topaz. These stones undergo irradiation treatment in Switzerland.

Almost every stone you can think of is treated, even something as simple as black onyx, which goes through a rather odd sugar-and-heat-based treatment. Tanzanite, a stone that was discovered no more then just a couple of decades ago, does not normally come out blue when mined. To the contrary, it's usually a not-so-pretty brown colour. I don't know where the discoverer got the idea to heat-treat this stone, maybe he was bored one day and wanted to screw around, but did he ever hit the jackpot.

Here at the school, we do play around with what ever material we have and we heat-treat all kinds of agate, tiger eye and whatnot.
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work :)
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walker8 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Thank you.
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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TinaCaper Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow:)
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walker8 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Thank you.
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TinaCaper Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOVE THE COLOR
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walker8 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Thank you!
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balthasarcraft Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow, this is really stunning, especially the bracelet! I had to look at it twice to realize it was really wire wrapped; it has that very "finished" look that not many people manage to achieve. excellent, top notch work.
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walker8 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Thank you, coming from you that is high praise indeed.
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YaoiLover16 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Lovely!
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walker8 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Thanks!
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YaoiLover16 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
You're welcome! ^_^
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Random-Eye Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Sooooo Beautiful!!
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walker8 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Thank you.
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