This is one of my newer hand-sculpted pieces. The pendant has a deep green Jade as its centerpiece that measures 18mm by 12mm. The pendant has red Garnet as accents. The pendant measures 36mm by 48mm. This design also has 22K gold highlights.
The pendant is hand sculpted by me. I use a Precious Metal Clay blend that allows the pendant to have the strength of Sterling, but not the tarnishing. I then hand-carve the designs in the metal and when happy with the design, fire it at high temperatures in a kiln. This burns out the clay binders and leaves behind pure silver or gold.
The 22K gold added into this design is created with Aura 22. It is a 22K gold slip I paint on the piece and when it is fired in the kiln the gold molecularly bonds with the Silver to create a 22K plating that will never be able to come off.