I continue to be enthralled with the way that different shapes of glass create startling new effects. This time, I've tilted the glass so it hangs off the edge of the design, which really makes me feel like I'm coloring outside of the lines! The smallest mandala pieces have some of the best distortion that I've created yet, with 3 layers of glass in a very small space playing with the visual effects.
To create the focal piece for this pendant, I weave sheets of fabric from rose & yellow 14/20 gold fill wire or silver wire using a medieval fingerweaving technique. Then I cut this fabric into smaller pieces to embed behind the glass. The glass both magnifies the weave, giving it more definition, as well as collects the light, making the entire piece glisten.
The pendant is 7/8" high and 5/8" wide.
Materials (all alloys are nickel free!):
Silver: Argentium Sterling Silver (the new tarnish resistant silver) (Chain is traditional Sterling Silver)
Gold Mix (Rose/Yellow): Rose and Yellow 14/20 Gold Fill mixed with Vermeil components. (Chain is 14/20 yellow gold fill)