I love peridots. Surprisingly enough, I'm not the only girl in the world to do so. I've been suffering from homesickness time to time, and the image (and scent) that defines home for me is birch.

This birch pendant is about 45mm tall, made of 3-4mm peridot chips and sterling silver wire.


The birch necklace is made of tiny 3-5mm peridot briolettes wrapped with sterling silver wire (whoa my thumbs) so that both the briolettes and the wire wrapping part graduate to the middle. Chain and clasp also sterling silver.

I hardly ever work with any metal other that sterling silver, with the exception of steel beading wire. I'd really like to try titanium, but that would be murder to my poor evolutionary digits, I'm sure.