It has been on the backburner for a little while, but I have finally had the time (and the silver) to continue on with my Art Deco starburst/snowflake inspired Topaz pendant. I first introduced you to this pendant in September when I made the bezel setting.
I have now transferred the design which my hubby tidied up for me to the silver and saw pierced the design.
As much as hubby would like me to have stopped at this point, a sterling silver 'ninja star', I had other ideas!
The following image shows the components layered together and the scale, as you can see this is a pretty sizable piece, it will be a real statement piece of jewellery when completed.
After cutting down the bezel to the correct height it was time to place and solder it.
Due to the volume of silver in the piece it took a considerable amount of time to solder. If any part of the piece is allowed to cool the heat quickly dissipates preventing the solder from running.
Now it needs to be tidied up and the bail attached...