Sunday, 21 October 2018

Silver and gold necklace

I managed to start and finish a piece of silver jewellery in just a couple of weeks rather than a few months or a year or more!  OK, so I started it back in July before the summer break, but technically it was only a few weeks!  


I thought I had some process photos of this necklace, but I can't find them so maybe I don't.  I used argentium, which I used before making my brother's ring, and again I used pieces of my mum's wedding ring.


I pierced out the five pieces of argentium in varying sizes and cleaned them up.  I punched the circles from mum's wedding ring using the hydrolic press and my circle punch kit.  The original idea was to completely inlay them into the silver batons, as I did with my brother's ring.  After fusing the gold to the argentium, I loved the way they protruded, so decided not to roll them in.


I bought some thin tube and the omega chain, then cut the tube to fit the backs of the batons.  I soldered them in place before cleaning everything up.  I then cut more pieces of tube to act as spacers.




You can see them on the photo above.  Then it was just a case of threading everything on to the chain and resoldering the clasp.  Job done!  This is a necklace I will treasure.



13 comments:

Pamela said...

It's very pretty. Well done.

Alex said...

No wonder - it is stunning. I wonder if you finished it so quickly because you had the gap of the summer break to let your creative subconscious work on it?

Rachel said...

A treasure indeed - well done, I hope you have many happy hours wearing it!

Ellie Foster said...

This is stunning piece of jewellery with the added meaning for you. It's beautiful.
Best wishes
Ellie

Isabel para ALROMASAR said...

I love this minimalist Styles.
Hugs

Fiona said...

its beautiful
Hugz

Jane Galley said...

I think it's a wonderful way of bringing the past and future together. You'll cherish all the memories each time you wear it

Catherine - Hillview Embroidery said...

What a wonderful piece of jewellery, and with such beautiful and wonderful memories to carry with you. A treasure indeed!

Christine B. said...

It's beautiful Wendy! xx

Karen S said...

This is very special and looks wonderful.
How delightful to have parts of your mother's ring in this piece.

beadgirl said...

I'm impressed!

pennydog said...

<3

Mrs G said...

A very professional piece of work Wendy. Well done.