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Celtic Queen Necklace

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Category Jewelry
Type Necklace
Style Formal Bridal, Funky, Traditional, Romantic
Abby Hook on craftsy.com

Who is this project for? Petite, Tall, Women

Abby Hook on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? This necklace, fit for Celtic Royalty, was a real labour of love. This striking piece combines intricate detail with bold hammered swirls of bronze wire, making it a real statement piece. I have used a combination of Smokey Quartz, Citrine and Pearls in the center piece and echoed this on the two hook clasps either side. The central detail is made by forming an outer frame from heavy gauge Bronze wire, which I have hand forged, then hammered on the edge of the loops and swirls, adding a nice flow to the wire. I have then sanded the wire smooth. I have also made loops and swirls from varying gauges of wire, for the internal detail, using the same process as the frame. I have then used a combination of coiling, binding and weaving to secure the whole piece together. The center stone is a 20mm x 10mm Marquise facet natural Smokey Quartz, which I have set in a Viking knit bezel, to allow the light to shine through the stone, it also creates a delicate lace effect around the outside of the stone. Around the base, I have added tiny 2mm pearls, with larger pearls at the top and bottom. Beautiful faceted Citrine roundels and Smokey Quartz button roundels also add a richness of color to the central detail., each one individually wrapped in bronze wire. The handmade chain is created using double Viking knit, with bronze wire. The chain is finished with handmade end caps, a faceted Citrine oval and handmade hook clasps, which have been embellished with handwoven wire, Smokey Quartz, Citrine and Pearls. The clasps attache to either side of the center piece. The chain is 13" long, from one clasp to the other. The central detail is 3 1/2" wide, from loop to loop and 2" tall (from the top of the loop to the point at the bottom). The necklace is 16 1/2" long in total.

Abby Hook on craftsy.com