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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ancient style silver and Moonstone Pendant necklace

Sometimes I like to play with ancient styles of jewelry from the past. I remembered the movies I used to watch with kings and queens wearing these large heavy rich necklaces, and felt I simply MUST make one of my own. The result of this urge is this Large silver pendant with stones:
Riorita - Large Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace with Moonstone and garnets. 
 I sawed two flowered shapes from a flat piece of sterling silver, the higher piece was made smaller so that the lower part can be seen from the top. I connectied the two parts in the middle with a sterling silver silver tube, on upper flower I soldered 4 small flowers which I handcrafted and cast beforehand. I set the top with a beautiful moonstone in the center, and four small garnets in the flowers. Then added a thick sterling silver cable chain.

That's what happens to a metalsmith like me when she watches too many historical movies! What will ever become of me?!

It is International women's day  and I was somehow reminded of a wonderful  song , one of the best I've ever listened to, written by a woman - Sandy Denny: 


Cat said...

I'm here, I'm here, Irith (I was following by e-mail before ;-))

This is absolutely gorgeous, I love the color combination and now I want spring!!

riorita said...

Thank you Car! I am so happy to see you here!

SibStudio said...

what a lovely piece! It does look perfect for royalty. :)

PaulandMichele said...

This piece is incredible Irith. My birthstone is Garnet and I love the oxidized look of the silver with the moonstone!!!

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