Silver Daisy Calming Necklace with Hubei Turquoise Beads & Textured Silver All Handmade Reticulated Sterling
This handmade textured Sterling Silver Necklace is truly one of a kind. I've fused the pieces onto the Sterling to form a flower 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 hangs on a 19" 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. In this piece I have abstractly fused a fine silver flower to the sterling.
This pendant measures 1 7/16" long. It is 5/8" wide. The metals used is 18 gauge (thickness) Sterling Silver and Fine Silver. The chain is around 19" long and is Sterling Silver. All the metalwork is done by my hands.