Five Drop Hammered Necklace on Wheat Chain



I love the simplicity of this necklace. But it still manages to get compliments every time I wear it. I think there is something striking about a simple, contemporary sterling necklace. It goes as easily with jeans & a spring top, as it does with a business suit.

To begin, I take sheets of sterling silver and hammer the heck out of them. (I'm sure my neighbors think I'm a crazy person when I'm out in my studio!) After I have the effect I'm looking for, then I cut each individual circle. In this piece, the circles graduate from 3/8" to 5/8", then back again. Once the circles have been cut, I use a dapping block to gently form each circle slightly outward at the center. Oxidization comes next - the piece shown has been oxidized then hand sanded to bring out the wonderful hammered texture. Lastly, I tumble them overnight to create a highly polished, nearly mirror finish. (These were a bugger to photograph because either my camera or I kept getting reflected on the necklace!)

The series of five circles swings freely on a 16 inch wheat chain, which is brightly polished and bare; a nice contrast to the oxidized finish.

You can choose Bare (highly polished, white-shiny sterling), Oxidized (as shown here - some darker areas, some lighter areas), or Gunmetal (heavily oxidized, but not black).

Your jewelry will arrive in a lovely little box with an anti-tarnish liner, perfect for storing your new treasure or ready for any gift-giving occasion.

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