Read through the tutorial before starting the project. Follow all safety precautions pertaining to the tools and supplies being used and the area you are working in.
This stone from Indonesia with what looked like blue flames rising out of the top of a mountain on a dark night was chosen for a pendant by my daughter-in-law. I would have liked to make a larger flame at the top of the stone and use a larger blue cab, but was limited by the size and gauge of silver sheet I had on hand as well as the color of all my blue cabochons-none matched. In the end, a smaller flame was used as well as a dyed agate bead in a hand-made tube. As always, use what you have.
After finishing the pendant except for securing the stones in place, choose the chain that will be used with the pendant. Since both these chains worked well, the wider of the two was chosen to use for measurements in Step 4.