A unique & earthy piece, this sterling copper shield necklace features a hand fabricated focal of organic fused metal work. We created the focal starting with sheet sterling & very thin copper. The copper is fused to the surface of the sterling, with an intriguing, textural unevenness. Next, the texture is enhanced with patterned stamp work. The metal is then oxidized & steel wool polished. A fringe of pale amethyst saucer beads, a handmade, earthy bead of rare Holley Blue agate (chalcedony), vintage matte brown glass bugle beads, copper & sterling beads falls from the bottom. Finally, a sterling “snail bail” is hand formed & the shield piece is hung on soldered link steel chain. Sterling wire wrap links holding rounds of vintage purple Czech glass & etched pale amethyst create the necklace length.
This one of a kind necklace measures 20.5″ (52.07 cm) in total length, including it’s sterling silver twisted toggle. The focal piece measures 2.5″ (6.35 cm) in length,including it’s bail.
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