I've been on a personal mission over the last few weeks to find ways of encasing cabochons without losing too much of the outside edges of them. As soon as I pulled this lovely dichroic cabochon out of my collection it reminded me of some photos I had seen of reflections of city lights in water.
I particularly liked the way the stripes looked right at the edges of the glass so spent a bit of time working out how to craft the wire so that these areas remained visible. I've gone for quite an art nouveau look to this one and have designed the chain so that the shapes echo the wirework. I think I need a couple of days off after all that!