A new dainty necklace with a spark of color:
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Here is a fun accessory for spring, now that the weather is turning so
delightfully sunny. As we start embracing the color in our wardrobes,
why not spice it up with some of these cheerful accents?
These Sterling Silver Gumball Rings range from $42 to $48, and are really fun to mix and match.
Take a look!
Aren't they darling?
Here is a photographed sequence of steps in the wax-carving process.
Some photographs may seem redundant, but in reality there are about one to two hours in between each one.
Watch and learn!
And 12 hours later... I have it's mate:
At this point, two finished shells have been carved, but they are solid. To hollow them out, I did this:
After thinning each to an appropriate thickness, I sent them off to my caster to be cast in sterling silver. Then, once they returned to me, I soldered them back together and oxidized them.
And that is how the Large Sea Snail Necklace was made:
Allow me to introduce the start of a new line, inspired by the ocean. My relationship with this vast, blue thing is slightly different from most, seeing as I am both from an island and the daughter of a fisherman. It is my hope that this background will translate in the work of this new line.