InstructionsI made this pendant 40 years ago when I took my first silversmithing classes. This is the first pendant I ever made and in making this piece I first designed it on paper based on the stone (a gift from my parents), learned how to saw, dome the metal, pierce the metal, make a bezel, set the stone, twist wire, form the wire shapes that create the pattern and solder them onto the metal, make a jump ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Classic, Traditional
Sterling Silver, Agate cabachon
What was your inspiration?
The stone that was given to me by my parents - I wanted to set it in a special piece of jewelry.
What are you most proud of?
That I made this pendant 40 years ago, when I was 13 years old, and that the pendant is well designed, still beautiful and a piece I treasure and still wear.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you have a true love of jewelry, design, color, creating, making - then work on perfecting your technique as much as you can because your work will just continue to grow.