Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Earrings and Matching Pendant

I love having a pair of earrings with a matching pendant. Several sets will be revealed this week.

Hand formed rings made from Argentium Sterling Silver were fused closed and then tumbled for hours for shine and strength. Then the outer ring was hammered flat by hand and texturized. Then back into the tumbler for more shine. The rings hang from handmade closed jumprings. The chain is sterling silver as well as the lobster clasp. The chain length is 17 inches, combined with the pendant total length is 18 3/4 inches.

The earrings were made the same way as the pendant but they hang from handmade earwires of Argentium sterling silver. Total length from top to bottom 1½ inches (38mm)

A light weight, easy wearing matched set.

All Gracie Jewellery is made in my smoke and pet free studio and arrives in its own storage pouch. This set is now available in my shop Gracie Jewellery.

*Argentium Sterling Silver is sterling silver with less of the copper alloy. Copper is what makes sterling silver tarnish. Argentium is 92.5% pure silver with the balance a mix of germanium and copper. This makes Argentium silver harder, brighter and more highly tarnish resistant than traditional sterling silver.

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