Hah, I seem to have this turquoise thing going on. Beej's urchin, named Chopped Liver, needed a moe-opal something. So, I thought, in my wonderfulness, that I'd make her an opal that was a mix of slate and denim blue then I could make her a contemporary necklace in shiny silver. Hah, again. The best laid plans. :( I get out my Adirondack inks and proceed to make the opal. Looks great! Perfect color and I'm a happy girl.
Then I cured it. For reasons known only to the clay gods, the opal came out...PINK! Yep, salmon pink. Why me? And I can't begin to tell you just how pukey that looked in the silver contemporary setting. CL would have thrown it out the window! It was not pretty. :( So, I spent the next couple weeks trying to decide what to do. And making cuffs in the interim.
It finally dawned on me that opals really don't lend themselves all that well to contemporary designs. So, I gave up on the uber cool and made this instead.