Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fine Silver (PMC) & Amethyst Earrings - Featured Item December 30, 2010

Fine Silver and Amethyst Earrings


This lovely pair of fine silver earrings was made with Precious Metal Clay. The amethyst was mounted in a fine silver bezel cup that was attached to the clay while still in the greenware state. The pieces were then fired and assembled. I patinated the piece with liver of sulfer and stopped the process when the patination resulted in a peacock-like coloration. The stones were then placed in their bezels and the earrings were hung from commercial ear wires.
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