Lapidaryforum.net

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Welcome new members & old from the Lapidary/Gemstone Community Forum. Please join up. You will be approved after spam check & you must manually activate your acct with the link in your email

Congratulations to ileney and her Sagenitic Agate!

 www.lapidaryforum.net

Another cabochon contest coming soon!

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Fancy filigree and malachite pendants  (Read 376 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Greg Hiller

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 146
Fancy filigree and malachite pendants
« on: January 03, 2018, 01:03:24 PM »

As usual, my wife roped me into making some pieces for Xmas presents for her co-workers.  I cut the stones and my daughter dreamt up some of the silver designs.  Everything is in Argentium style sterling silver.  I was pleased with the results over all. 
Logged


Always interested in trading slabs and rough

SATXCabs

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 22
    • Instagram page where I post my new cabs and wire wraps
Re: Fancy filigree and malachite pendants
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 01:21:41 PM »

As usual, my wife roped me into making some pieces for Xmas presents for her co-workers.  I cut the stones and my daughter dreamt up some of the silver designs.  Everything is in Argentium style sterling silver.  I was pleased with the results over all.
Those look very well made. Nice work!

Sent from my LG-LS993 using Tapatalk

Logged
-John

hummingbirdstones

  • Opalholic and General Rock Nut
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2246
    • Hummingbird Stones Lapidary Services
Re: Fancy filigree and malachite pendants
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 05:00:38 PM »

Very pretty!  I especially like the one on the left in the middle row.
Logged
Robin

Barclay

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 134
Re: Fancy filigree and malachite pendants
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 06:04:38 PM »

Your wife must really like her coworkers to give them beautiful pieces like that.  i like the top one best, it looks like there may be some chatoyance there.  I had a couple chatoyant pieces of malachite and that was some of my favorite material to work.  I wish I knew where it came from.
Logged

Greg Hiller

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 146
Re: Fancy filigree and malachite pendants
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 10:24:39 AM »

>Your wife must really like her coworkers to give them beautiful pieces like that<

Well, it's kind of a trade.  I have folks in my research group over for a holiday party every year and my wife usually takes the day off to cook all kinds of fancy stuff.  So I pay that back and made a bunch of gifts for her co-workers. 
Logged
Always interested in trading slabs and rough

ileney

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 303
Re: Fancy filigree and malachite pendants
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 01:46:01 PM »

Very lacy and airy looking. Love them!  The delicacy of the design mkes me think of snowflakes somehow. Can I ask was this a particular kind of wire you used? Is it on RioGrande? Thanks in advance.
Logged

Greg Hiller

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 146
Re: Fancy filigree and malachite pendants
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 04:11:32 PM »

I used some square wire and some twisted pattern wire.  The twisted wire needs to be annealed and sent through the roller once to work well for filigree wire.  All of the silver material was from Rio. 
Logged
Always interested in trading slabs and rough

edgarscale

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 378
Re: Fancy filigree and malachite pendants
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2018, 08:19:11 PM »

sharp looking pieces there. 
Logged
50% rockhound and 50% wire wrap
       ='s one great pendant

ileney

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 303
Re: Fancy filigree and malachite pendants
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2018, 07:48:44 AM »

Oh, I never thought of rolling twisted wire. Thanks!
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.085 seconds with 37 queries.