Starry Night with Crescent Moon, Necklace with Blue Lapis, Dichroic Glass and Sterling Silver
This fun little number was created out a sort of challenge to myself. I was cleaning up my work bench and decided to create a piece only using extra elements found on the bench top. Waste not want not right? So I built the sterling silver pendant setting from cutoff shapes that were lying around, including a little snippet of bezel wire. That was the biggest challenge (and bit of cheat to the rules I had given myself). I had to dig around beyond the bench top to find a stone that would accommodate that particular length of bezel wire to build a proper setting. What I came up with was a little piece of blue and silver dichroic glass. After soldering all of the parts together, I created a hand made chain with lapis and glass to finish it off. It is an adjustable length of 16”-18” I am super pleased with how this necklace came out. It is always fun to give myself a challenge like that and to think outside of my typical design patterns.
Jewelry designed and handmade by Erica Bapst in Canandaigua NY USA.