Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A chalcedonay neckclace

In the midst of the chaos of Bangkok and preparing for our first international trade fair, I thought I'd post one of my absolute favourite pieces. I did this on a lark actually, with no specific client in mind, wanting to create something extravagant while experimenting with a range of different techniques - beading, wire-work, metal-smithing as well as tiny gemstone setting.

The main part of the necklace comprises of smooth, rectangular chalcedonay chunks and this monotony was split by a row of similarly-designed texture silver rectangles that were woven asymmetrically into the chain. Three chunks of varied blue-green gemstones were added to the piece. And to top it off, randomly placed silver and sapphires set on some of the chalcedonay pieces. It took months to complete.

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