In my last post I mentioned that Saressa Designs was selected to design a piece for Alison Sweeney via The Artisan Group. I'm so honored to be designing something for Alison, but wasn't sure where to start. After doing a little research, I think I've come up with something that will (hopefully!) be perfectly 'Alison'. With her birthstone being sapphire and animals (her horse being one) holding such a precious place in her family and heart, I decided to mix two of my current necklaces together: the Counting Stars necklace and the Derby Cat necklace:
Alison's necklace features a large navy Sapphire onion that I've wrapped securely in 14k rose gold filled wire. The Sapphire is suspended from an oxidized sterling silver chain alongside a thick brass stamping of a horse. This horse stamping is made from a vintage press and is rich in detail. I've drilled it and used a 14k gold filled jump ring to attach it to the chain. Sapphire rondelles are set near the clasp to finish it off. I really love it, and I hope she does too.
You can view the two necklaces that inspired this final outcome here: