Celebrate the Equinox

by John Rasmussen on September 29, 2011

The Autumnal Equinox has just occurred and the fall season has officially begun.  With the advent of this season my creative muse has taken on a new vigor. Starting with the original form of silver smithing — wire wrapping, I made a pendant with a cobalt colored druzy agate in the center of the wire frame.

Cobalt Druzy Pendant
In another working idea, I took some 20 gauge square half hard copper wire and wound it on a 3 mm mandrel to make jump rings.  These were cut from the mandrel with a jeweler’s saw, then put together to make the chain for this necklace.  A dichroic glass pendant that accents the copper color in the chain hangs along the necklace.
Copper Chain Necklace
Please excuse the quality of my photographs.  I enjoyed making these pieces, and am continuing in my creation of custom work.


John Rasmussen
66 year old retired educator (geology and emergency medical care) and practicing paramedic. I came back to my passion, rocks and minerals, then making gemstones and jewelry with them.
John Rasmussen
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