Well, it seems that way. It's just because the current projects have large gemstone cabochons. For those that don't know, cabochons are stones that the gemologist grinds, polishes and shapes it with a "flat" back so that it may be put in a metal backplate. So lately, I've been scouring the web for designer cabochons to make necklaces with. I've bought several, that my pocketbook can afford, and here are two that I designed this week.
This is a Leopard Jasper stone set in "blackened"
sterling silver base, attached to a string of Picture Jasper chips.
This one is a Montana Moss Agate also set in a "blackened"
sterling silver base, attached to a chain of
Bracciated Jasper, Picture Jasper and silver beads.
The agate is see-through, if you hold it up to the light, so
here, the shiny back of the sterling silver shows through the agate.