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Rare Specimen

Pattie Parkhurst's avatar Pattie Parkhurst

My necklace is yet to be made, but I will be making a sterling silver orchid piece similar to this but different in orchid type. This one is going to outdo all the others thus far! What is special about these necklaces is I use a technique called anticlastic raising, where I hand raise the metal by hammering it hundreds of thousands of times to get the desired organic look. Recently I have been cutting my own stones and putting them in the pieces, so be sure to look for the hidden "pretties" in the piece.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1"
  • Medium: Sterling Silver
  • Width: 6"
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 9"