Antiqued Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Large Asymmetrical Cast Necklace
A sterling silver pendant, larger (1.75″ x 1.5″) but lighter weight due to its openwork feel. The asymmetry is reminiscent of leaves or flower petals. The piece has been hand-sculpted out of wax, and then cast in sterling silver using lost wax casting. This process means each cast piece is one-of-a-kind and cannot be repeated.
Once cast, I added three balls of 14k gold for a mixed metals look; and then treated the silver with a patina that antiques the silver that brings out the layers of the design. The gold has been recycled from a prior piece.
The pendant hangs on a sterling silver chain with gold-filled balls and a hand-forged hook clasp. The chain is 18″ long.