Cherry Red Sea Glass Necklace, candy sea glass necklace, 18k gold sea glass necklace, patterned red sea glass, rare red sea glass, Italian

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Cherry Red Sea Glass Necklace, candy sea glass necklace, 18k gold sea glass necklace, patterned red sea glass, rare red sea glass, Italian

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$645.00

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Item details

Handmade item

Materials

gold filled wire, amberina sea glass, Bermudan sea glass, argentium sterling silver, Genuine sea glass, Genuine beach glass, English sea glass, Genuine red seaglass, Argentium bezel, Recycled silver, Argentium wire

An exquisite piece of sea glass deserves a special setting; simple at first glance, but dripping in meticulous details that allow the sea glass to be the center of attention. This piece was found in Puerto Rico and was most likely part of a candy dish - a fitting history for such a delicious cherry red sea glass candy.

I have wrapped this sea glass in 18k gold which I have backed in Argentium Silver* for practical purposes. This is the technique that I have learned over the past 3 years while taking goldsmithing classes in Florence, Italy. I have created 11 pieces of granulation in 18k gold which I carefully placed and soldered around the pendant. I then made a flower-like pattern in the silver, leaving a small bit visible from the front. Last, I attached a double bail made from hand-twisted 18k gold wire, made from scratch in Italy. Please see next paragraph for details. This pendant has been polished to a mirror shine.

For the bail, I alloyed pure 24 karat gold with silver & copper to make 18 karat gold. I then took my tiny “brick” of gold and shaped it using a mechanical rolling mill. I used much of this gold for my project BUT had some left over. I re-melted my gold and once again had a “brick.” I used the rolling mill again to take this brick down to a thick square wire. I then used an old-fashioned wire drawer to shape this square wire into round wire, down through multiple gauges. I then had enough wire to fold in half in order to make durable twisted wire by hand. I then brought this wire home with me and was able to fabricate this double looped bail using this piece of gold that I had molded into what I wanted, completely by hand. Although this process took hours, this is what true goldsmithing entails. It is truly worth it when seeing the end result with an exceptionally rare piece of sea glass. I save my best pieces for projects like this.

This pendant hangs from a 22" adjustable 14k gold filled chain. 14k Gold and 18k Gold chains are available upon request - 14k gold 1.2mm 18" wheat chain - $200, 18k gold 1.2mm 18" wheat chain - $300. Longer styles are available, price increases $20-$30/inch. I also have 22" adjustable sterling silver chains available. 14k gold FILLED chains can be made in any length desired, up to 30".

***PLEASE ALLOW FOR MINOR IMPERFECTIONS IN THIS PENDANT, THIS IS THE NATURE OF HANDMADE ITEMS***

*Argentium Sterling Silver (93.5%) contains more germanium than traditional Sterling Silver (92.5%). It's properties makes it far more tarnish resistant than Sterling Silver, and brighter. It is made from 100% recycled silver, so like sea glass, it is Eco-friendly.

Copyright © 2018 Brittany Russo, Kiya Marie Designs. I reserve all reproduction rights. No work may be reproduced in any manner, or derivative copy made.
An exquisite piece of sea glass deserves a special setting; simple at first glance, but dripping in meticulous details that allow the sea glass to be the center of attention. This piece was found in Puerto Rico and was most likely part of a candy dish - a fitting history for such a delicious cherry red sea glass candy.

I have wrapped this sea glass in 18k gold which I have backed in Argentium Silver* for practical purposes. This is the technique that I have learned over the past 3 years while taking goldsmithing classes in Florence, Italy. I have created 11 pieces of granulation in 18k gold which I carefully placed and soldered around the pendant. I then made a flower-like pattern in the silver, leaving a small bit visible from the front. Last, I attached a double bail made from hand-twisted 18k gold wire, made from scratch in Italy. Please see next paragraph for details. This pendant has been polished to a mirror shine.

For the bail, I alloyed pure 24 karat gold with silver & copper to make 18 karat gold. I then took my tiny “brick” of gold and shaped it using a mechanical rolling mill. I used much of this gold for my project BUT had some left over. I re-melted my gold and once again had a “brick.” I used the rolling mill again to take this brick down to a thick square wire. I then used an old-fashioned wire drawer to shape this square wire into round wire, down through multiple gauges. I then had enough wire to fold in half in order to make durable twisted wire by hand. I then brought this wire home with me and was able to fabricate this double looped bail using this piece of gold that I had molded into what I wanted, completely by hand. Although this process took hours, this is what true goldsmithing entails. It is truly worth it when seeing the end result with an exceptionally rare piece of sea glass. I save my best pieces for projects like this.

This pendant hangs from a 22" adjustable 14k gold filled chain. 14k Gold and 18k Gold chains are available upon request - 14k gold 1.2mm 18" wheat chain - $200, 18k gold 1.2mm 18" wheat chain - $300. Longer styles are available, price increases $20-$30/inch. I also have 22" adjustable sterling silver chains available. 14k gold FILLED chains can be made in any length desired, up to 30".

***PLEASE ALLOW FOR MINOR IMPERFECTIONS IN THIS PENDANT, THIS IS THE NATURE OF HANDMADE ITEMS***

*Argentium Sterling Silver (93.5%) contains more germanium than traditional Sterling Silver (92.5%). It's properties makes it far more tarnish resistant than Sterling Silver, and brighter. It is made from 100% recycled silver, so like sea glass, it is Eco-friendly.

Copyright © 2018 Brittany Russo, Kiya Marie Designs. I reserve all reproduction rights. No work may be reproduced in any manner, or derivative copy made.

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From Danvers, MA
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Returns accepted within 14 days of purchase if not satisfied. Buyer is responsible for return shipping. Once product is received, refund will be issued.

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Thank you for your interest in Kiya Marie Designs! I would love for you to carry Kiya Marie Designs Sea Glass Jewelry in your shop.

To qualify for a wholesale account, you must have a brick and mortar location and a valid tax ID number. Wholesale customers are limited to one per zip code. Kiya Marie Designs reserves the right to decline any wholesale offer to protect wholesaler exclusivity. If this does happen, I can certainly place you on the waiting list.

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