Saturday, March 05, 2011

Sacred Skull Necklace...

Here is another sample of what can be done with some of the new treasures up in my Shop.

When I set out to make this piece, I had a couple of objectives. Firstly, I wanted something that would dangle nicely and have the ability to be layered easily with other pieces of jewelry. I also wanted to create a piece that spotlighted the Indonesian Black Water Buffalo Horn Beads. So I made two pieces out of metal clay, hammered them into submission and then did a rivet through the skull bead to hold it in place. Next, I riveted the dichroic glass in. I also sandwiched in the ends of two lengths of chain. This made the transition from chain to pendant much cleaner and less abrupt. The hammered chain links sandwiched between also acted happily as a "cushion" between the fine silver structures and the glass bead, sort of like a washer.

The skulls, in all their inky black goodness, come in three sizes: Small, Medium, and Large. To see them and the rest of the skull-themed components from the Skull Shop, CLICK HERE.


one-eared pig said...

That is so cool!

I also lve your bead soup.

somethingunique said...

Hey Andrew, oh my gosh those Indonesian Black Water Buffalo Horn Beads are......amazing the details i can only imagine in person,i'm a skull freek i hope your shop has paypal because i just have to have a couple of those skulls. i can't wait to see them,i'm heading over to the shop ttfn :)

Anonymous said...

Tres Cool!
Amazing that you could fashion such a mysterious way to connect these 2. Magic & mystery in this piece. ;)

Jeanne @ Gems By Jeanne Marie said...

Very cool design!
I love how your connections!