No.. I used hand fabrication techniques. This pendant was actually a piece I did for a step-by-step project in Lapidary Journal's Jewelry Artist magazine. You can see some of the photos and piercing techniques I used on the blog I have posted on Xanga~ [link]
This piece is simply gorgeous. I saw it in Jewelry Artist/ Lapidary Journal and had that "gee, I wish I could do that!" thought (after I did the over the opal, of course). Fabulous job - and congrats on being featured!