This handmade textured Sterling Silver Necklace is truly one of a kind. I've fused Fine Silver pieces onto the Sterling to form abstract scenes while also texturing the silver. I've hung some Hubei Turquoise beads on silver chain to compliment the abstractness & to fiddle with ~ This necklace goes good with anything anywhere! It also seems to have a calming affect by the tactile feeling of the reticulation and the beads. With all that's going on~ we are all trying to stay calm. This pendant hangs on a 20" Sterling chain.
The reticulation process is where you take big flame (torch) and heat the metal until it "wrinkles' and starts to get texture. It will almost be at the melting point. I've added bits of fine silver during the heating process, which fused together, to add more of a mountainous texture.
This pendant measures 2 7/8" long. It is 13/16" wide. The metal are 18 gauge (thickness) Sterling Silver and Fine Silver. The chain is around 20” long and is Sterling Silver. All the metalwork is done by my hands.