I haven't seen the movie Corpse Bride but I did look at the trailer online and I thought the stormy colors in this pendant definately fit the theme. The stone is blue pearl, also known as larvakite. It has an icy blue chatoyancy similar to labradorite. The setting was a moderately successful experiment in how to set the stone with a netted or viking knit bezel on both the front and back. I put the beads on the frame not only for adornment but to help me get my stitches even. It worked for the most part but I still ended up with two stitches on the right side too close together. The little beads and coiled scallops were inspired by Perri's bead caps. If I had to do it over again, I would have left off a row of Viking knit so it didn't cover up so much of the stone.
I started my jewelry making journey in 2006 and it quickly took over my spare room and spread out into the living room. I was able to retire from my civil service job in August 2008 and I'm now able to focus on it full time.