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Wire knit Cantera opal pendant with pearls by CatsWire Wire knit Cantera opal pendant with pearls by CatsWire
Mexican Cantera opals are the equivalent to Australian Boulder opals. They are polished with the matrix which is called cantera.
This one has a little window in the cantera through which you can see the amazing opal colors. I love this stone!
I set it in a bezel knitted from warm golden copper wire with a crochet hook and added tiny pink freshwater seed pearls that pick up the color of the cantera.

A friend said she was reminded of a dragon's egg about to hatch. I bet a dragon from this egg would look just beautiful.

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:iconrachaelswiregarden:
RachaelsWireGarden Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Just bought this. So incredibly gorgeous.
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thought I had seen the name written like that before! Doh. Thank you, I hope that it will arrive soon and that you'll love it! :)
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RachaelsWireGarden Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Mhm ^.^ Do you have any idea how long it will take to arrive, coming from Germany?
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It usually takes around seven to ten days, rarely longer. I also had them arrive after five days, but those are exceptions.
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RachaelsWireGarden Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Just arrived in the mail today -- Oh my goodness... it's even more beautiful in person :heart: Incredible craftsmanship, and the stone is just so pretty!! I love it so much! It was also sweet of you to include something to wear it on :hug: Thank you bunches =D
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are welcome, Rachael! I'm just so glad you like it! Please let me know if a dragon baby hatches from it after all!! ;)
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RachaelsWireGarden Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I hope it does! =D
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Darkbookworm26 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is so gorgeous! I love the wire and details creating such a nice framework for the stone, it looks like it is hatching.
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much, also for the fave and watch! To be honest, this must be one of my own favorite pieces ever ... to think that I've had the stone around for about a year because I was waiting for an inspiration!
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Darkbookworm26 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, that piece is just stunning. I have stones that I hold onto for special stuff too, so I understand. Its final form is spectacular though, *thumbs up* 
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And it sold today :-o
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Darkbookworm26 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! 
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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SarcasticUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
It looks like a hatching dragon egg 0-0
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've come to wish there would actually be a dragon hatching from this eventually! :D
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SarcasticUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
*crosses fingers*
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:lol: I'll let you know when it happens! ;)
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RinCrafts Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My first thought was a dragon's egg also. Absolutely stunning!
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CatsWire Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, also for the fave! :D
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avfc4me Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
This is magic!
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CatsWire Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :hug:
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I soooo soooo SOOOOo wish I had the money to get this! I really really REALLY love this! (just had to say that too!) One comment was not enough for me I guess. LOL
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CatsWire Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I have always loved opals, but didn't know about this kind, either. I'm glad people like it as much as I do myself! :aww:
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is an amazing stone! I've never seen those before. WOW. And yes, a dragon born of this would be ethereal and majestic. :D :heart:
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Canis-Angst Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This popped up in my inbox from seller's showcase and I almost freaked out when, on autopilot, I was about to select "remove all messages" because it was going to prevent me from seeing this wonderfully stunning piece. The stone is definitely eye-catching; it stood out from all the other works in my inbox and I wasn't going to be satisfied until I saw it. The wire work surrounding it is incredibly and I like that the two aspects of this enhance each others beauty. Amazing work--I'm definitely jealous of the person who's able to purchase this gorgeous piece and wear it out.
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CatsWire Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know the feeling. Sometimes I go through my messages when I don't really have time and go "Nooooo, which group was that??"
Thank you so much for your comment, it gave me a warm feeling :D
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GildedGears Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh wow. It does really look like a dragon egg! Gorgeous piece. I'd just love to see it in person.
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CatsWire Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, also for the fave. I keep getting it out just to look inside the stone! :lol:
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Eveqi Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
OMG, gorgious! :omg: This opal is definitely one of the most beautiful stones I've ever seen and you settled it in such a perfect wire work :P You came with another amazing design and the pearls suit just great :winner:
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CatsWire Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :hug: I'm really happy with this one, but it took me four attempts to get that happy. The first three times it just didn't feel completely right, but sometimes it's worth investing the time :aww:
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Eveqi Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Your effort is well visible there, it's so precise, every loop same as another.. only skilled hands, a lot of patience and unforgiving eye can make such a beauty ;)
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CatsWire Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*happy sigh* Like we say here in Germany "that goes down like oil" ;)
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ok4me-ocarinas Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! We can see why you love it - and why it reminds your friend of a dragon-egg! Gorgeous stone and you set it into scene beautifully with the chains and pearls!
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CatsWire Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ... a part of me wishes it WOULD hatch! ;)
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ok4me-ocarinas Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
We're with you there! ;)
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Konamiabstract Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
wow so EGG O CREATIVE luv jlink
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CatsWire Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, also for the fave! :)
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Konamiabstract Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
np
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