Dahlia Sterling Silver Hand Cut Stylized Pendant - Sterling Silver Necklace
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.
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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The ring is gorgeous, really nicely made, and exactly what I wanted. Carolyn is really helpful! She was able to make the ring bigger when I accidentally ordered it a little too small, and she even threw in some extra earrings. Very high quality jewelry and super friendly. :)
I couldn't ask for a more beautiful necklace and can't wait to buy more for me and friends. Seller is a dream and I highly recommend. xox
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