I have admired this link whenever I have seen it in a jewelry piece. The first time I saw it was in a necklace by Cindy Wimmer and then again when I saw it in a design by Lori Anderson. Each time I saw it I fell in love with it. I love the uniqueness, plus all of the movement and femininity.
I have finally decided that enough time had past with my fantasizing about it and to put my pliers into action. I decided not to incorporate this link into a multi-link jewelry piece. I wanted the design to stand on it's own so it continues all the way around the necklace. Even tho the links took quite a bit of time to complete, the real time dedication was during the antiquing. As you know, removing all of the excess liver of sulphur takes a lot of patience. It's not my favorite part of a jewelry design, but I do love the final look, so the reward in the time is so worth it. The accent beads are a blue metallic that I believe I bought at the Chantilly Expo Center when I lived in Virginia.