Size 2 3/8″ ht x 1 3/8″ wide
Handmade Sterling Pendant
“Curly Q” Reversible
This is a handmade Reversible “Curly Q” Sterling Pendant. It amazes me with each new design that I do what can be created from a simple piece of wire and some basic tools.
The artist breathes life into a boring wire. It starts it’s incredible journey from wire to become this Sterling Pendant. This is a keepsake to be handed down. The story starts with the artist but continues on its own unique journey with you the customer. It is a very cool feeling to be part of that. Each piece is unique to itself the 1st time or the fifth time you make it. That is the beauty of handmade.
It starts with 10″ of 12 Gage Argentium Sterling wire that I anneal to make the shaping easier. I start making the large curl and put in a couple of small loops. I then hammer it flat on a small bench block. Use a peen hammer to put the hammer finish on it. Once done with the hammering I can shape the bail. It is ready for finish
Why buy from me?
Quality and your Satisfaction is my goal!
Finishing this Sterling Pendant is just as important as creating the piece. This is where some artist get in a hurry. They have spent all their time creating and now they want to start on the next project. I have learn that this is what sets my work apart from others. There are no shortcuts. I do not get in a hurry at the end. I want to make sure the buyer has a smooth snag free keepsake jewelry. I use a buffing machine and I go through a 6 step of using different finishing brushes. Once I am satisfied with the finish it time to put it in my kiln and activate the special formula that helps prevent tarnish. When that is done its time to clean it and use a the bench polisher to put a shine back on it. Satisfied with this stage of finishing it goes into the tumbler for 12 hours of burnishing. The shine is beautiful.
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Thanks for taking the time to look at my handmade Reversible “Curly Q” Sterling Pendant.