Striking Art Nouveau style peacock feather necklace with labradorite set in a striking gallery wire bezel. The approximately 2 1/2" pendant currently hangs on a 24" sterling silver chain, but you can order with no chain or a different weight and length.
I used recycled fine silver for this necklace due to the price of silver skyrocketing this month. They say jewelers were the original recyclers because we save every bit of scrap. I keep the big pieces to melt down and cast into an ingot that I then make sheet metal from using a rolling mill (The small pieces and 'sweeps' go to the refiner.)
Because I'm rolling this, myself, I chose to make the sheet for this piece a nice, heavy 18 gauge which helps with making a great impression and gives the piece a nice weight. That fine silver sheet metal is then die stamped on my hydraulic press using an impression die. This die was struck from the original hob that was hand carved at the turn of the last century by an expert engraver. I am so fortunate to be able to own these little pieces of history and use them to make that original artist's vision live on, over a hundred years later!
Once I have the stamping, I carefully saw it out and solder on the bezel for the stone and a bail for the chain. This is then oxidized and polished back just enough to reveal the highlights and keep the antiquing in the deep spots. Lastly, the piece is tumbled in stainless steel shot to burnish the silver to a high shine and the stone is set.
Making silver jewelry is a labor of love for me, and each piece has many, many hours put into it!
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