I continue to be enthralled with the way that different shapes of glass create startling new effects. This year I've created 3 new lines - all with very different effects. The design for the focal piece on this pendant is my new "Aster" shape. I like the distortional symmetry the narrow petals of the flower shape provides.
To create the focal piece for this pendant, I weave sheets of fabric from rose & yellow 14/20 gold fill wire or silver wire using a medieval fingerweaving technique. Then I cut this fabric into smaller pieces to embed behind the glass. The glass both magnifies the weave, giving it more definition, as well as collects the light, making the entire piece glisten.
I then finish the bracelet with my best selling, handcrafted "fuzzy chain" and my easy to put on spiral clasp.
Materials (all alloys are nickel free!):
Silver: Argentium Sterling Silver (the new tarnish resistant silver) links mixed with Sterling Silver components
Gold Mix (Rose/Yellow): Rose and Yellow 14/20 Gold Fill wire mixed with Vermeil components