This beautiful Silver necklace has a 19" long Viking Knit Weave chain. I created the chain by weaving Argentium Silver Wire around a wooden dowel rod. I have used Sterling Silver filagree bead caps to end each side of the chain and then topped those off with 7mm round Sterling Silver beads. I hand-forged a clasp from Argentium Silver wire.
The pendant was created from Silver Art clay. This is a clay that is created from reclaimed Silver with added binders to form the clay. When the clay is fired everything that isn't Silver burns out leaving behind a pure Silver item. This pendant is 1 3/8" across. While the clay was still soft I imprinted a flower motif and then cut a round shape out of the clay. Before firing I sanded the piece to make sure that it was smooth with no burrs or sharp edges. After firing I brushed the pendant with a wire brush to bring out a luster in the Silver. I then dipped the pendant into a Liver of Sulfur mixture to help define the design on the pendant. Next I sanded, burnished and polished the piece to bring out a high Silver glow. The pendant is suspended from a Ornate Sterling Silver bail.
As with all of my orders over $50, I will pay the shipping and insurance for this item.
Item ID: 1849