Metamorphosis of the Majesty Necklace
by Elizabeth Reid.
This is a fold forming project that morphed into a necklace, inspired by pictures of a pair of fold-formed earrings and suggestions from friends and family.
I took a square piece of brass and air chased a triangular piece in my vice.
I added a bezel set mahogany obsidian and soldered it to the top of the piece; and to add depth and drama I then dipped the brass and sterling into a liver of sulfur solution.
Then a friend suggested stamping the area around the air chasing.
When my very imaginative sister looked at it she said “it looks like a king’s robe!” Therefore I named the piece Majesty.
Since the piece was a combination of silver and brass, I looked for a chainmaille pattern to use for the chain and chose this Celtic Pattern.
To pick up the mahogany in the stone, I selected a vintage clasp with a golden scarab to finish the piece.
I guess I was lucky with this because I didn’t have a plan from the beginning.
Becoming To You