This is one of my newer hand-sculpted pieces. The necklace has a large carved shimmery Labradorite gemstone as its centerpiece. The pendant has green Tsavorite Garnets as accent stones. The necklace measures 28mm by 44mm. This design also has 22K gold highlights.
The necklace is hand sculpted by me. I use a Precious Metal Clay blend that allows the necklace 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.