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This beautiful necklace was inspired by the silversmiths and the metalworkers at the turn of the 20th century. It was made from scratch my me here in my studio in the South east of Ireland. It is made completely by hand (the chain is not hand made, but the hook clasp that closes it is.)

"Phosphosiderite and an orchid/lilac stone that is found mainly in Chile. It is a form of Iron Phosphate and is closely related to Variscite.... although a superior grade."

The beautiful cabochons have been perfectly match and are exactly the same color. The hand cut leaves form a reoccurring pattern reminiscent of the Art Nouveau Wall paper that was all the rage in at this time. Specifically the paper designed by William Morris.

The necklace was oxidized to emphasis the vintage/antique feel of the piece, also to highlight the details and add dept. The reverse is stamped with my initials and the sterling silver standard mark of .925

The drop was added as a further nod to the design ethics of the period.

The necklace has a length of 18" and the focal piece adds a further 87mm in length to the complete piece. The widest part of the focal is 42mm.

The chain closes with a hand formed hook/clasp that is also stamped with .925

This is a piece of 'Studio Jewellery" That is": .... made by hand... one at a time.......

© Louise O'Dwyer Designs 2012

Phosphosiderite Art Nouveau Pendant, in sterling silver.


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: phosphosiderite, sterling silver, liver of sulphur
  • Ships worldwide from Ireland
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