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.