Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Enameled Copper & Silver Clay Pendant

The holidays are sucking away my studio time, much to my dismay. I'm holding out for some intense days of creating between Christmas and New Year's Day. I did manage to find a few minutes to set the enameled copper disc into its mount with dyed concrete. Then I popped the peridot into the bezel cup. Now, I'm trying to figure out stringing for the neckpiece. Beneath the leaves at the top is a horizontal tube bail, fairly small size, so I need a special neckwire, beads or some fancy wirework to finish the piece.


  1. Happy new year dear Vickie,

    may it be a wonderful and magical one, may all your dreams come true.

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and art with us,

    ♥♥♥ Manuela

  2. Wow! I must say that this is one great piece of ornament or jewelry. You say you made it all by yourself? Are you selling your stuff? Do you have other photos of your designs?
    I like the way you have made the bird. It keeps me guessing how you did that. Is it painted? If it is, is it really cement (I remember you mentioning cement somewhere in the post...)?
    ~Vision Boards

  3. Thanks for your comments!

    The bird is bare, oxidized copper showing through matte enamel. I made that piece by acid etching my original drawing into copper, then coating with fired enamel, then diamond polishing off the high-points to reveal the bird and branch.

    The darker ring of green is the concrete that sets the copper disc into the silver bezel.