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.