Lapiz Pendant Becomes a Necklace

I don’t always plan a design.  Sometimes a piece of jewelry just designs itself as if it knew what it wanted to be.  I only need to be open and receptive to make it happen.  This could take a few hours or a few days.  I don’t stop working on it until it feels right.

That is just what happened with this necklace. It was originally going to be a pendant but, even as a pendant, it went through several evolutions.

This was the first stage


Then it grew these curves


Still not content, a hanger formed


It needed something.  Some contrasting color or a chain began to manifest and finally became a necklace


This whole process took about 3 days.  Sometimes it just happens that way.

About zoraidabros

I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at and my website at
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12 Responses to Lapiz Pendant Becomes a Necklace

  1. This necklace is really, really beautiful!

  2. Dianna says:

    Lots and lots of work but the end result was worth it. Very pretty!

  3. julia christine stephen says:

    Very Pretty, love the colors 🙂

  4. Paola says:

    This is gorgeous! I have always loved lapis lazulis, and I think they are the most underrated stones ever. I also love your choice of color on the chain!

  5. susangeckle says:

    I love it when pieces of art design themselves. You just have to hang on and enjoy the ride. This piece is lovely!

  6. zoraidabros says:

    Thanks so much Susan. As an artist yourself, you know how that can happen. Sometimes we are only the vehicles through which art expresses itself.

  7. I love seeing the creative process behind the design! I can also relate to a design going in unexpected directions–sometimes you just have to let it happen! I like the contrast of colors and love the way the pendant is finished…

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