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The Wonderstone Gemstone material was recently discovered in the Northwest United States; it is made up of compressed fine volcanic ash colored with various earth minerals. This particular stone features wonderful, many-color banding. The stone was cut and polished by a lapidary in the United States.
The chain is 22'; the pendant is 2" x 1"
This Fine Silver, Single Loop-in-Loop Chain has been fabricated by me from 22 ga. Fine (pure) Silver wire. (See below for the fabrication process.) Single Loop-in-Loop chains are, in my opinion, the hardest of all of them, because they require that each loop be perfect. With the more complex chains you can fudge a little. Each loop is put through the previous one and shaped. I do not do more than three at a time, because the odds are that one will break in the forming process, and there is no attaching two pieces of this chain together, except, with something else. Which, as can be seen from this chain, can be effectively used to create other types of chains. (This loop into a loop is why it is called a loop-in-loop chain, which dates back to ancient times) and is called, by some, an "Etruscan Chain." There are many variations, some of which you will see, if you check back to my site from time-to-time.
Fabrication Process: I start out with Fine (pure) silver wire, (in this case, 22 ga.) and form it into various size rings. The rings are fused with a torch, which means the two cut ends are melted together. This makes a stronger connection than does soldering. The rings are then stretched into a long oval, if they are of a sufficiently good-quality joining. If the loops have not broken at this point, they are added to a collection for the piece to be made. When enough loops have been made for an item, one can begin, after having done whatever needs to be done in order to sit for a good period undisturbed. It is best to complete whatever length chain you need at one sitting
Fine Silver Chain Necklace Wonderstone Pendant Sterling Silver Loop in Loop Etruscan Roman Strand Statement (FSN-401)
- Handmade item
- Materials: fine silver wire, sterling silver, wonder stone cabochon, fancy jasper beads, sterling silver beads, sterling silver wire
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- Only ships to United States from New Mexico, United States.