Loretta Fontaine Jewelry Lucy Necklace with Purple Leaf
Textured, Oxidized Sterling Silver necklace, reversible

Loretta Fontaine Jewelry Lucy Necklace with Purple Leaf

$54

sterling silver, miniature photograph of an original Loretta Fontaine watercolor, clear resin, freshwater pearl

Product Description

This sterling silver necklace is REVERSIBLE! One side features miniature original photographs of my original watercolor. First, I sketched the leaf design in pencil on a 6″ x 6″ piece of Arches watercolor paper, and then finished the painting with watercolors in plum and green. Then I took a photo of the painting which I used in the earrings. You can see the process on my blog post here: http://www.ecohappystyle.com/a-peek-at-new-jewelry-designs

The reversible side has an etched design that I abstracted from a antique English William Morris wallpaper. First, I traced the complex wallpaper design on tracing paper and then simplified it before I transferred the design to metal, and etched the design on a master model. The components were then cast in sterling silver and given a matte finish with an eco-friendly process. The metal was oxidized and antiqued with liver of sulfur, and then the high areas of the design were burnished to a brilliant shine. The necklace is finished with a white freshwater pearl.

The necklace is on a 16″- 18″ oxidized sterling silver chain, (there is a 2″ extender finished with a tiny freshwater pearl to extend the chain to 18″). The diameter of the circle is 3/8″ – see the last image for a photograph of the necklace next to a ruler and copper penny to get a good sense of scale.

-Loretta

 

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