Oceanus - Lapis Lazuli and Copper Neckla

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women

What you will need

  • This swirling neckpiece with it's deep blue accents of Lapis Lazuli stones reminds me of the Oceans on our planet. The centre stone is a large tear-drop shaped Lapis Lazuli cabochon( 1 7/8" tall
  • 1 1/4" at it's widest point)
  • which I have set using the Viking knitting technique
  • this is surrounded by a large frame of copper wire
  • which I have hand shaped and hammered. I have layered the frame wires to add depth to the design and embellished some of the swirls with Lapis Lazuli and copper beads of varying sizes. The centre piece is 3 3/4" at it's widest point
  • 2 3/4" tall and the hole piece is curved slightly by 1/4"). This centre piece hangs from 2 Viking knit chains
  • which are finished with handmade wire cones and a hook clasp
  • each chain is 9 3/4". The total length of the necklace is 21" I have oxidised this piece to highlight the detail.

Q&A with Abby Hook

towenby@comcast.net asked:
Abby Hook answered:
Thank you :)
roycecreative asked:
goodness this is breath taking - just love it.
Abby Hook answered:
Thank you :)
Grace Jalomo asked:
Wow, this is breathtaking.
Abby Hook answered:
Thank you :)
BethMannJewelry asked:
This is truly stunning and is now my favorite of all of your creations! Your names for the pieces you create are very inspiring as well.
Abby Hook answered:
Thank you so much Beth!!! I spend a lot of time selecting the names for my piece, I actually see it as part of the design process. Sometimes the name comes to me before I have made the piece and is the inspiration behind the design, other times (like this one) I name the piece once it is made.
FoxDesigns asked:
Can you say "Super Awesome"!! I noticed you are using those handmade wire cones a lot lately. They are a great addition to your already fantastic pieces!
Abby Hook answered:
Thank you so much!! I am using my cones a lot, I have used them for years on multi strand necklaces and bracelets, but I now also use them for all mu Viking knit chains, which I have made an awful lot of recently :)