I made this necklace several weeks ago, but for some reason never got around to blogging it: 


It’s an 18k gold hand-fabricated pendant on a 14k chain.  Very simple, but I’ve been wearing it a lot lately for that very reason.  It goes with almost anything.

Here are the “companion” earrings:
I expected to love these earrings, and in some respects, I do.  They hang nicely, they are simple but eye catching… what is the problem though?  I think I’m not happy with the way the “blobs” melted, which effects the shape of the finished pieces.  They are a bit too thick and I wasn’t able to dome them as nicely as I did the necklace.  Eventually, I will melt these down and re-make them.

Tuesday mornings I go to my jewelry studio and work with a great teacher and several very talented jewelry designers.  Below is a photo of me and my teacher, Ralph Goldstein, taken earlier in the year:

I love Ralph!  Not only has he taught me everything I know, but he is a fabulous friend.  I feel very lucky to have met him.

2 Replies to “A Long Time Coming”

  1. Holly says: August 1, 2007 at 11:59 am

    You’re right. The problem is the thickness though–the metal is so thick it wouldn’t let me dome them deep enough (hence the shallowness). If it were thinner it would’ve domed better.

  2. Antoinette says: August 1, 2007 at 11:52 am

    I don’t think it’s the thickness on the earrings. I think it’s that they are shallower than the necklace. I like the style a lot though. Cute pic of you and your teacher.

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