A pair of highly textured abstract spiral earrings in bronze. Approximately US$25 here: http://shpws.me/HTKu
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This seems to be a popular design for jewellery and I decided to make one myself. This is solid bronze (not plated) and has a nice “chunky” feel to it, but certainly not too heavy to wear. I made my own mold for this to get the rough shape in bronze metal clay, and then completely hand finished it with carving and smoothing before firing in the kiln and then yet more hand finishing.
Although I will likely make more of these no two will ever be exactly alike.
At the present this is only available from me directly; I’m not sure if I will continue with my Etsy store as of yet. $50 (US and Cdn $) including shipping to anywhere in USA or Canada.
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Okay, so it’s not an ancient artifact, but I created it with that intention; to give it the appearance of a piece of jewellery from a long gone civilization… I was fortunate enough to meet a couple of lapidarists recently who showed me their fantastic collection of rocks and minerals. I was given this piece of quartz that I had never heard of. The pendant I made using it is solid bronze and holds a double-terminated quartz known as a Herkimer Diamond in the arms of the pendant. The bronze arms were made with a small divot in each to hold the points of the quartz and then forced together in a vice to grip it. Over time the bronze will acquire a nice patina (which an “ancient” piece should have) but it could be kept clean with the occasional buffing with cloth. The quartz is firmly held in place by the metal for regular wear, but if you slammed it against a wall it might come out!
This piece measures 25mm wide, 26.6mm top to bottom and 10.9mm thick. It is only available directly from me since I have no plans to add to Etsy at this point. Asking price is $50. Shipping in US or Canada is $7, tracked shipping $20. Contact me directly at gslinger at rogers dot com.