Metamorphosis of the Majesty Necklace

by Elizabeth Reid.
(Rockville, Maryland)

Metamorphosis of the Majesty Necklace

Majesty Necklace

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.

Elizabeth Reid
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