08 January 2013

A Little Christmas Project

I know I've been away from the blog for a while, but I've been trying to get as much family time in before we started back at our school work.  We've had a lot of fun learning and exploring.  It has been really cold here, and the cold was topped off with a few inches of snow yesterday.  Beautiful, but with it being so cold, I haven't even wanted to step out into my shop area, even to clean, and it really needs cleaned.  In the meantime though, I thought I would post a few pictures of one of the custom projects I did for Christmas.

My customer came to me and was looking for something special and unique to give to his wife for Christmas.  She doesn't like big jewelry and he was considering getting her something from one of the larger chain jewelry stores.  We came up with a design that was unique and both she and he loved it.  The earrings and necklace are made of all sterling silver wire, jump rings, bezels, etc.  I hand formed the pendant and heart parts of the earrings and then soldered in pre-made bezel cups and earring posts.  Since his wife's birthday is in October, I added opal cabs.  It is a little hard to see the way the opals beautifully reflect the light in the pictures, but they are much more brilliant in person.  This was such a fun project to work on and I was so excited with how they turned out.

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