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.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Just thought I would throw these in as an example of smaller more delicate work that can be done.

Wasp Earrings 22K Granulated Gold, Red Tourmaline 1.5 inches long by 1 inch wide

Not satisfied I have again gone in and did a few changes. First I lowered the brow and got rid of the heavy brow creases. Then I widened the face and redid her eyes and gave more structure to the snake's heads. Now finally, I think I will leave her alone and be happy with her.

Here is a nice shot of her profile. She is about an inch and a quarter deep.

Here is the Medusa Pendant I have working on lately. She is 3 inches across and created out 18 gauge sterling silver sheet. (I have since updated her look, see above postings)

I have added a 3mm outer edge of square wire to thicken the edge. Also I created a 22 inch chain made of twisted round silver wire. Sorry for the glare on the face it gives her a starring eye effect.

Here again is the finished old man pendant. He like the Medusa has a thick 3mm square wire added to his edge. He will be hung on a 18 inch 7mm thick hand woven chain of sterling silver.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Old Man Portrait.
Front view.
2 inches
Chased sterling silver and oxides.

This is my most recent endeavor. Later I will add a bail and a sleek decorative edge so that it can be worn as a necklace. My intent is to give the feeling of an ancient Roman medallion type pendant.