Dahlia Sterling Silver Hand Cut Stylized Pendant - Sterling Silver Necklace

Dahlia Sterling Silver Hand Cut Stylized Pendant - Sterling Silver Necklace

$180.00+

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Handmade

Materials

sterling silver, fine silver, garnet, birthstone, 10 years experience

Description

A lovely open work stylized dahlia.
How it's Made:
First, I apply the pattern/image to the metal - sterling silver in 20 gauge thickness. (printed or drawn onto paper or tape)
Then, I get the metal ready to have a bunch of holes drilled into it by using a center punch and hammer to make small dents where I will drill holes. The holes are then drilled using my hand-powered drill. (Kind of like an egg beater!)
After all the holes are drilled, I use my jeweler's saw and a very tiny saw blade (5/0) to pierce each hole. The saw blade must be threaded through, tightened into place, then tensioned to a lovely ping noise indicating the proper tension. (A lot like tuning an instrument!)
After the holes are drilled, the flower's outside edge is cut out.
Next, I clean up any edges where there might have been mistakes or notches in the wrong places. I sand and file the outside edge gently to remove the sharp edges and also the front and back of the piece to achieve a fairly uniform look.
The pendant then gets a bath in liver of sulfur, is washed off, and dried, then I use fine steel wool to remove some of the oxidation caused by the liver of sulfur.
After the first bath in the liver of sulfur, I attach the sterling chain, make the tag and shepard's hook closure, hammer a fine silver link for the end and use handmade jump rings to attach it to the pendant.

Specifications:
Chain Length: 20"
*Please choose length when purchasing! Add a few days to processing time if chain requires lengthening.*
Pendant Size: 2" x 2"

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Carolyn Buss

Carolyn Buss

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Kassie Greer Sep 8, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

These are GORGEOUS! I can not get over how much I love them!

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Lori Furman Sep 3, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I have watched this lovely piece for many months. Carolyn's artwork is exquisite and I have several pieces now. When I wear them I get the loveliest comments. There's just something about labradorites...

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Jenny Meng-Strawhorne Sep 1, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

These are absolutely beautiful! Such a lovely size and comfortable to wear. Thanks, Carolyn!

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Taralynn Carter Aug 30, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are GORGEOUS! The craftsmanship is superb-- such delecate hammered hoops. Carolyn graciously put these beauties on screw backs for me, and now I'm wearing earrings for the first time in 20 years. I couldn't be happier. Shipping was fast, packaging was beautiful. A++ all around.

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