Thursday, July 19, 2012

Argentium Granulation

One of the wonderful possibilities with Argentium silver is the possibility to do fused granulation. This ancient decorative technique is typically executed in 22K gold. According to Ronda Coryell, Argentium behaves much more like 22K gold than like traditional sterling silver.

Sunflower pendant
©2012 Vickie Hallmark
fine silver flower fused to Argentium sheet and wire
 with Argentium granulation

For my Sunflower pendant, I combined a simple round base with a granulation border with a fine silver sunflower and granulated Argentium flower center. The leaf drop is also metal clay.