Monday, October 03, 2011

Freeform Glass & Silver Pendant

As I mentioned, the new pendant has a different design process. The silver box form that holds the glass was formed first.

Then the front of the pendant was textured with tear-aways on both sides, and the hand-sculpted bird and branch were applied over the top. The bezel cup will hold a 10 mm cabochon.
Vickie Hallmark sun bird pendant glass enamel silver clay components
Only after the components were complete and fired did I trace the box form onto glass. After cutting and grinding to a perfect fit, I applied the enamel design to coordinate with the sculpted branch.
After assembly the pendant will be complete. This one called out for a very different necklace design, so I fused some Argentium rings onto the corners for attachments.