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The original Rectangle pendant was cast in sterling silver using a process known as cuttlefish bone casting. The pendant has been oxidized to create an antique look and emphasize the texture created by the casting process. It comes on a black leather necklace that adjust from 14" to 16". Cuttlefish bone casting is an ancient technique that is fairly simple, but it is often difficult to get the desired results. The bone in the body of the cuttlefish is slightly flat and oblong. A piece of this bone is cut in half and sanded so the two pieces fit together smoothly to create the mold. The design is then carved into one side of the soft cuttlefish bone to create a negative space. A paintbrush is used to sweep away any debris left in the carved area. This also helps to emphasize the texture created by the cuttlefish bone. The two pieces of bone are then bound together with wire to hold them together taught.

Next the metal is melted and poured into the cuttlefish mold. During the pouring process the heat of the metal destroys the mold, providing only one chance to have a successful pour. If the metal does not travel all the way through the mold one must start again from the beginning with a new piece of bone. Depending on the complexity of the design, cuttlefish bone casting can be a difficult process filled with trial and error. With the current options available there are easier and more effective ways of casting. But the amazing textures created by the variations in the cuttlefish are hard to duplicate with any other process.

After the desired results have been achieved a permanent mold is made and the lost wax casting process is used to produce the Rectangle design.

Each purchase is shipped in a black velvet gift bag.

See matching Rectangle earrings http://www.etsy.com/listing/88258718/earrings-oxidized-sterling-silver

Height: 3.25"
Sterling Silver 925
14"-16" Adjustable Black Leather Necklace
The original Rectangle pendant was cast in sterling silver using a process known as cuttlefish bone casting. The pendant has been oxidized to create an antique look and emphasize the texture created by the casting process. It comes on a black leather necklace that adjust from 14" to 16". Cuttlefish bone casting is an ancient technique that is fairly simple, but it is often difficult to get the desired results. The bone in the body of the cuttlefish is slightly flat and oblong. A piece of this bone is cut in half and sanded so the two pieces fit together smoothly to create the mold. The design is then carved into one side of the soft cuttlefish bone to create a negative space. A paintbrush is used to sweep away any debris left in the carved area. This also helps to emphasize the texture created by the cuttlefish bone. The two pieces of bone are then bound together with wire to hold them together taught.

Next the metal is melted and poured into the cuttlefish mold. During the pouring process the heat of the metal destroys the mold, providing only one chance to have a successful pour. If the metal does not travel all the way through the mold one must start again from the beginning with a new piece of bone. Depending on the complexity of the design, cuttlefish bone casting can be a difficult process filled with trial and error. With the current options available there are easier and more effective ways of casting. But the amazing textures created by the variations in the cuttlefish are hard to duplicate with any other process.

After the desired results have been achieved a permanent mold is made and the lost wax casting process is used to produce the Rectangle design.

Each purchase is shipped in a black velvet gift bag.

See matching Rectangle earrings http://www.etsy.com/listing/88258718/earrings-oxidized-sterling-silver

Height: 3.25"
Sterling Silver 925
14"-16" Adjustable Black Leather Necklace
Reviews
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(9)
Reviewed by ALISON SLAWSON
5 out of 5 stars.
Nov 6, 2015
I really like the way these earrings flow. When I looked at them I did not realize that there were 3 parts to each earring which allows them to flow. They were nicely packaged and came quickly. A very nice experience.
Long Earrings - Sterling Silver Circles and Spheres - Waterfall B - Modern Jewelry by Jyoti McCall

Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars.
Jul 10, 2013
Seller accomodated me by letting me make payments. Very happy with my purchase. Great item.
Custom Order for Nicole - Ring - Blue Topaz Wave - One Of A Kind - Silver - Size 7- Modern Jewelry by Jyoti McCall - Payment 4 of 4

Reviewed by ALISON SLAWSON
5 out of 5 stars.
Nov 6, 2015
I really like the way these earrings flow. When I looked at them I did not realize that there were 3 parts to each earring which allows them to flow. They were nicely packaged and came quickly. A very nice experience.
Long Earrings - Sterling Silver Circles and Spheres - Waterfall B - Modern Jewelry by Jyoti McCall

Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars.
Jul 10, 2013
Seller accomodated me by letting me make payments. Very happy with my purchase. Great item.
Custom Order for Nicole - Ring - Blue Topaz Wave - One Of A Kind - Silver - Size 7- Modern Jewelry by Jyoti McCall - Payment 4 of 4

Reviewed by Anonymous

Reviewed by Anonymous

Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars.
Dec 11, 2011
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new earrings! They are everything I was hoping for and more. They hang just right, move freely and I get so many compliments!!! Check out the many selections and you too can own one of these gems! Thank you J
Earrings - Dangle Hoop with Sterling Silver Beads and Chain - Jewelry by Jyoti McCall

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Necklace Pendant - Oxidized Silver Rectangle 14"-16" Adjustable Black Leather - Cuttlebone Cast - Modern Jewelry by Jyoti McCall

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: sterling silver, sterling silver chain, sterling silver figure 8 clasp, Greek black leather
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 9 reviews
  • Favorited by: 15 people
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