Layers of enamel on one side an amethyst on the other combined with curves of wire and silver embellishments to create this uniquely elegant fine silver fan pendant.
I designed this pendant in a sketchbook, transferred the design into FYI Pure Silver Clay. My work is then embellished, filed, sanded, and refined. Once they are to my liking, I fire it in my kiln where the clay binder burns off and the pure silver metal is left. From there I polish and patina them for effect.
I then laid down the blue, teal, and purple enamel colors. First, several layers of base enamel are fused to the pendant. From there vibrant enamel is painted onto the base and fired in my kiln at 1450 degrees Fahrenheit. This process is repeated several times until the desired effect is achieved.
To finish the piece, I set a rich deep purple amethyst gemstone into the piece. Overall the effect is a stunning, elegant unique piece of wearable art. Amethyst is the birthstone for February.
The piece dangles 1.25″ x 1.5″ from a 16″ sterling silver box chain.
Materials: .999 fine silver, sterling silver, vitreous enamels, amethyst
Size: Pendant: 1.25″ x 1.5″, Chain: 16″