Monday, January 4, 2010

First piece of the new year ...

Here's the latest piece from my Geranium series.  Each of the geranium pendants I create is made from a real, unique geranium leaf that I have coated in multiple layers of fine silver paste.  When the pendant is finished and all the embellishments added, the geranium leaf is incinerated in the kiln, leaving only the silver behind.


This one has a bezel made of extruded silver that I twisted into a rope and embellished with fine silver casting grain.  At the center is one of my own fused dichroic glass cabochons.  The geranium leaf has been fused onto a floral-textured background with a rollover bail.

I've suspended the pendant from a gorgeous thick, heavy 18-inch Italian sterling silver chain with lobster claw clasp.  The chain and pendant have been hand-oxidized and then polished to bring out all the wonderful textural detail in this OOAK piece.

Happy New Year, everyone!

5 comments:

  1. Very Beautiful, Bev !!!!! ;-}

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, one of those rare improvements on nature!

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  3. Just found your blog -- love your work. I was delighted to come across your Cape Cod photos. I grew up going to North Eastham every summer and have only recently stopped going. Oddly, when I was with my daughter in the Emergency Room recently there was a photo of the Brewster General Store hanging in the hall. I was able to conjure up my happy memories at a time I really needed to!

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