I create my Bodacious Blooms with sections of wire that are formed, hammered and often stamped and oxidized too. I love mixing metals, and changing up the length of each petal to create a little bit of unconventional. This piece was created with sterling silver and 14kt/20 rose gold fill wire. I added a stunning 8mm lab-created ruby. I love the lab-created stones! The clarity and color are unparalleled...and here's the thing...no one had to die to bring these beautiful stones to us. No gapping hole was left in Mother Earth. They are sustainable and ethical, and there is no match for their beauty.