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nature's criss cross - red river jasper sterling silvernecklace

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Lovely red river jasper stone set on a platform of sterling silver. I have oxidized the silver to bring out the patter I hammered into it, to compliment the stone. Red river jasper comes in a range of colors and patterns so each one is unique. This stone is rust, steel blue and yellow-tan. The silver frame around the stone is irregular making this truly a one-of-a-kind piece. While I may be able to make a similar piece there will never be a piece exactly like this one.

Where and enjoy knowing you have a one-of-a-kind, handmade piece of art!

Pendant is 2 1/4" x 1 1/4"
Finished necklace is 19 1/4" long.

Thoughts behind the creation:

I came across 3 beautiful cabochons (stones cut for setting with a flat bottom and rounded top) at the Milwaukee Bead and Button Show. All 3 of the stones were red river jasper and all 3 looked different... distinctive. They were all the same shape, but different colors and patterns. I got them all.

One day while reviewing my stones I was drawn to this stone. I started sketching ideas of what I would like the finished pendant to look like. I drew an oval frame that mirrored the stone with a texture on the 1/8" boarder. When you cut silver into an oval or circle you get roughly the shape you want, but it is never a smooth perfect oval or circle... especially cutting freehand. To achieve the oval I planned to file the edges down to the perfect oval.

After cutting the silver I soldered on the bezel (to hold the stone). Once I tried the stone in the rough setting, I decided I like the irregular edge rather than the smooth oval that I was originally planning on. I smoothed the edges a bit, but left it irregular.

Once I had the setting where I wanted it I hammered the texture on the boarder, set the stone, picked out a chain to match the setting and then oxidized the piece.

Not all pieces turn out like the I originally envision them before I started. Some pieces take on a life of their own. I love how this finished piece turned out and I hope you will enjoy it too.
Lovely red river jasper stone set on a platform of sterling silver. I have oxidized the silver to bring out the patter I hammered into it, to compliment the stone. Red river jasper comes in a range of colors and patterns so each one is unique. This stone is rust, steel blue and yellow-tan. The silver frame around the stone is irregular making this truly a one-of-a-kind piece. While I may be able to make a similar piece there will never be a piece exactly like this one.

Where and enjoy knowing you have a one-of-a-kind, handmade piece of art!

Pendant is 2 1/4" x 1 1/4"
Finished necklace is 19 1/4" long.

Thoughts behind the creation:

I came across 3 beautiful cabochons (stones cut for setting with a flat bottom and rounded top) at the Milwaukee Bead and Button Show. All 3 of the stones were red river jasper and all 3 looked different... distinctive. They were all the same shape, but different colors and patterns. I got them all.

One day while reviewing my stones I was drawn to this stone. I started sketching ideas of what I would like the finished pendant to look like. I drew an oval frame that mirrored the stone with a texture on the 1/8" boarder. When you cut silver into an oval or circle you get roughly the shape you want, but it is never a smooth perfect oval or circle... especially cutting freehand. To achieve the oval I planned to file the edges down to the perfect oval.

After cutting the silver I soldered on the bezel (to hold the stone). Once I tried the stone in the rough setting, I decided I like the irregular edge rather than the smooth oval that I was originally planning on. I smoothed the edges a bit, but left it irregular.

Once I had the setting where I wanted it I hammered the texture on the boarder, set the stone, picked out a chain to match the setting and then oxidized the piece.

Not all pieces turn out like the I originally envision them before I started. Some pieces take on a life of their own. I love how this finished piece turned out and I hope you will enjoy it too.

Reviews

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Reviewed by britschwal1128
5 out of 5 stars
May 19, 2016
I absolutely love it, thank you!
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Reviewed by Darcey Barnes
5 out of 5 stars
Nov 16, 2015
These cuffs were beautiful and so nicely made. Thank you
Reserved for Darcey - Florida License Plate Cuffs

Reviewed by redtulipquiltcarol
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 28, 2015
Love, love , love it! Fantastic jewelry component made for me by Julie.....a perfect 5 star transaction in every way! A big thank you, Julie!
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Reviewed by pristinexine
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 6, 2015
Really lovely sheen and patternwork! It arrived promptly and made a really lovely small gift for one of my friends. :)
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: red river jasper, sterling silver, sterling silver chain
  • Feedback: 14 reviews
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