Why do I have onyx in quotations there? It's because I thought it was onyx when it was given to me, but now I am not sure.
I managed to get vary involved in this one, and I haven't been able to find any earlier pictures. This is done all in raw and NuGold brass base wires (18g, 20g, and 24g), and hardware store brass (28g) for weaving. I used various antique watch gears and swarovski crystals, as well as brass beads. First built was the curve along the bottom, then the fan up the side, with a swarovski crystal in the curl... then, the embellishment/framing on the bottom and up the other side.
I went around a lot with the weaving wire while I was adding beads, and secured things down, making sure that nothing could catch and pull.
Another bit of securing got a couple more beads added to the back and I was all done :)