One of the things I worry about is whether or not something will break on my jewelry once it leaves my hands. That worry has kept me from listing a necklace I blogged about a year or so ago. The drop on it was a broken piece of Tibetan "beeswax" resin that I had made a little copper wire cage around. Esthetically, I liked this very much, but I worried that if the buyer/wearer was fiddling around with it, it would loosen up and pop out. I imagined that this was bound to happen and would certainly result in the loss of a return customer.
I'm very big on having a Plan B to get me through life. Most of the time I also have a Plan C and a Plan D as well. So Plan B for this necklace was replacing the beeswax with something else. I happened to find a lovely, honey amber colored rutilated quartz drop that fit the bill quite well.
See if you agree.
|with wire wrapped beeswax|
|rutilated quartz drop|