Kind of a walk through on my creative process. I was in love with the blue crystals, and I knew I wanted to do something with them.
To me, the color was like lapis lazuli, so that led to working with gold and then me looking up Egyptian gemstones. I put a bunch of them on my craft mat to see how they looked together. In that screen you can see the dyed blue chalcedony, gold plated chain, garnet rondelles, carnelian rondelles, and malachite rondelles. I tried to keep the malachite in the design, but even with a switch in cut it seemed way over the top for me, so I ditched it.
The final picture is the finished product, complete with cat ear. I like how it turned out.
Sorry my design board is so dirty. Don’t judge me!