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Coral and Pearls


About this design:

Still doing auction pieces, and had some red coral I wanted to play with. Hammered out some large washers, embossed them, and darkened them with Liver of sulfer. Strung the coral with pearls, added some aqua chalcedony and two different color swarovski's, and finished it off with a pretty sari silk ribbon. Summertime worthy, I hope!

Components:

red coral, freshwater pearl, aqua chalcedony, swarovski crystal, sari silk ribbon, copper

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  1. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Extraordinary!

  2. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love the details and dangles around the copper washers! Cool embossing effect, too.

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    A beautiful statement piece!

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic :D

  5. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Very cool design…ultra trendy.

  6. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Gorgeous. Love the detail at the connector

  7. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Glad I read Peggy’s comments. She said exactly what I intended!
    Do you have a good source for embossing technique? I want to add that to my repertoire… thanx!

  8. rootware
    rootware says:

    For embossing, I use a rolling mill. It is a big investment, but worth it because I also use it to fold form metal and flatten wire( to use as bezel edges or for other design). You can use almost anything for the emboss design.. you can buy pre-embossed metal strips, use fabrics, netting, metal objects, etc. I especially love to color the metal when I am done with either vintaj patina’s, alcohol based inks ( also tres cool cause you can put sparkly pigment powders with the inks), or chemically treat the metal ( liver of sulfur, ammonia salts, etc)… and sand off the top to allow the emboss to shine through. The possibilities are endless!

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    This is absolutely fabulous! I want a rolling mill, too! :)

  10. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Fabulous :D Me too want a rolling mill!!

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