the hiss of quenching precious metal,
the smell of the materials,
the sound of my hammer ...
Tonight I made this pendant, starting with molten recycled sterling silver and old world hand methods. One sparkling vintage diamond is bead-set on top. Embellishing the personalized message is a cross on the bail, as well as detailed leaves and shell. Offering a glimpse into the past, the designs in this pendant were all handmade by a 19th century English craftsman, which I carefully embossed and then oxidized.