Tackle that stash - Delicate Cantera opal pendant

You have seen this tiny Cantera opal before, in this post where I showed the magic world you can see in it.
As you know, tiny cabs or faceted stones are a bit of a challenge to use in wire knit or crochet. To do the opal justice, but also keep it safe in its bezel, I made very small knit stitches. That way I was able to only cover the matrix, but leave the window to the magic world open. Actually I keep staring into that window! I just love opals.

For that little bit of movement that I like so much I added a small amber bead dangle. It's a pity I only had one opal in that size, I think this would make a beautiful pair of earrings if I had two.
To compliment the delicate pendant, I crocheted a slim rope in the same color.

The necklace is now available in my Zibbet shop.


  1. Beautiful, Cat.

    The pattern of the stone reminds of of big puffy clouds. Dreamy!

    1. Thank you, Dawn. A lot of people see clouds in it, maybe we would all like to fly into this magic world.