Wednesday, January 14, 2009
This piece was a commission for a co-worker by her boyfriend. I used Peruvian Opal nuggets, aqua Chalcedony, and Amazonite linked together with sterling chain and Thai hammered sterling links. The heart charm at the closure finishes it off nicely.
I oxidized the bracelet with a non-toxic technique using hard boiled eggs, and then a burnishing with a stiff wire brush. The finish in real life is a bit more "antiqued" looking than this photo.
I made and sold a lot of jewelry throughout the Christmas season this year, but I was very negligent in photographing and posting photos of it before it sold. I really liked how this bracelet turned out, so I photographed it so that I have a reference to make another one!