Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Silver, citrine, topaz and toil... the finished jewellery

Recently I showed some photos of the cut gemstone beads I'd bought for a project. Here are some images of the finished jewellery items themselves.

citrine and white topaz silver necklace


citrine and white topaz silver necklace

The plan was a to make a necklace for a very special birthday, falling in November, so being able to incorporate birth stones was important. I also wanted to make something wearable so, while it may look delicate, the soldering and strengthening of the silver through hammering means it's pretty strong.

citrine and white topaz silver necklace

citrine and white topaz silver necklace



The earrings were less planned and came about as I didn't have enough citrines to use for both items, but this also allowed me to play with the varying sizes of the white topaz gems. I was also able to use one of the little soldered silver designs from the necklace, and echo it in the earrings.

white topaz silver earrings

It was a time-consuming and absorbing project, and took a lot of preparation, but the final piecing together of the necklace especially was surprisingly quick. Hope you enjoy seeing the results of the toil!

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous design! I love the swirls you gave created :)

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    1. Thanks so much :) I must confess to getting some inspiration from a book however... ;)

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  2. Wow! Beautiful necklace and designs going on here. I love the silver curled patterns with the gemstones, stunning :) you must feel very proud of the result of all that hard work, safxxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Saf. Yes, I have to confess to feeling quite pleased with myself when I held up the finished product, and it was fascinating seeing it all come together :)

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