Sunday, May 25, 2008

Dreams of Diana

Artist Statement: Once again I am venturing into silversmithing and metalwork, so expect more pieces in this vein soon. This piece is one of the first sketches I've transformed into reality in some time! A lovely chunk of faceted amethyst matrix (polished flat on the back) is lovingly embraced by sterling silver tendrils. The swoop of sterling silver at the top was hand-hammered and formed, and prong settings were added to hold three Cubic Zirconia stones of intense sparkle; one 8mm tanzanite, a 6mm clear, and a 3mm amethyst. A delicate chain has been added to asymmetrical hanging points, both of which have been soldered shut for security. A bold and hefty piece!

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