Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Here are a few variations on my 22K granulated wasp. One has a black opal the other a deep red tourmaline

The pendants below are hollow formed on my 20 ton press and then embellished with various techniques. 
The pendant on the right has had resist applied and then sand blasted.
The center pendant surface was embellished with sand blasting, 24K kumbu, oxides and surface set white sapphires.
The pendant on the left has 24K kumbu and had resist applied and then sand blasted.

These earrings are a few examples of 22K gold granulation paired with some light chasing and repousse that I have done in the past.

Starting at the Top
22K and 18K with cabochon Rubies
22K and 18K with Emerald and Pearl drops
22K and red Tourmaline
22K and 10mm dropped shaped Pink Pearls
22K Ruby and Pink Pearls\22K Ruby and red Spinel drops
All earrings wire are 18K

I call this "The Party Bracelet" it is fine silver with 24k gold Kumbu and fine cabochon cut tourmalines mounted in gold bezels. The closure is a pin type with a screw tip and a gold set green tourmaline. I made this for fun with a friend of mine, The bracelet she made had a lot more gold on it!

 Here is the chased old man's face finished. I applied oxides to bring out the form and add expression to his face and mounted him on a handmade woven silver chain with a ball screw clasp. In the image below you can see the depth of the chasing. He is about 3/4 inch thick.