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

golden_nugget

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:
golden_nuggets
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. 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.

  2. 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.

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