The first version was just working the bugs out -- testing ring sizes, arrangements, etc.
|Celtic pendant - 1st version|
|Celtic pendant - 2nd version w/wire-wrapped stone|
|Celtic pendant - version 3 (sterling)|
The next version is where I really thought I was there, and really... it was close. Very close. I made this one in solid brass with a bronze outer ring and a center gemstone (6mm white topaz set in sterling silver).
|Celtic pendant - version 4 w/6mm bezel set white topaz|
|Celtic pendant - version 5 - THE WINNER!|
Now that I know exactly what size rings are needed for each part of the piece, I can re-create it in any metal I want! The first 4 versions of this pendant are in my Etsy shop for sale. They're still beautiful, and version 4 will probably be reproduced in other metals, too, as well as be available for custom orders with different metals (mixed, too) and different stones. It's still beautifully Celtic-looking, too.
Look for version 5 to appear in my Etsy shop very, very soon! ^_^ In the meantime, here's version 4 and 5 side by side (please forgive the last 2 photos in this post -- they were NOT taken with my usual higher-quality DSLR camera).
|Versions 4 and 5, side by side|