I’m delighted!  I’ve just been notified that my “Elements” necklace has received an honorable mention in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2018 Metals Contest! The necklace is composed of sterling silver, 14k gold, onyx and rutile quartz, vintage glass and granite beads.  Techniques used in the creation of this piece include hollow-forming, sawing, sweat soldering, stone setting, and wirework.  I love charms and talismans so this necklace incorporates lightning bolts, a lot of embellishment, and multi-textured symbols. I’m keeping this piece!