Well, this is the first piece I’ve made since moving to Fairbanks. It’s taking me much longer than I thought it would to set up my bench. Nothing like moving to show you how many tools you have though!
This necklace is an engraved copper salmon and peridot beads, I was glad I remembered my pearl tying lesson from school. I had been wanting to broaden my horizons at the bench, and when I saw these peridot I had to jump on them.
The overall theme of the necklace seems fitting to Alaska in the late summer and early fall too, with the copper river salmon.