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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  • Every part of this creation is majestic and looks well thought-out, Elizabeth. I love how all the different parts work so well together. And I like how your sister’s vision of the king’s robe helped guide you to the finished piece. It’s so true that other people’s perspectives of our creations can be tremendously helpful.

  • Dianne says:

    What a great piece and certainly suited to royalty! A beautiful, cohesive design.

  • Colleen says:

    Very pretty and beautifully crafted piece! Working with metal is so fun!!

  • Lindy says:

    Lucky indeed, love the completed piece.

  • Lynn Moore says:

    Fantastic piece! Thank you so much for sharing

  • Debra Lowe says:

    I really love this piece, it would go with such a variety of fashions, nice work!

  • OMG!!!! This is artistry all the way. I would be so proud of myself. I’m loving the name and how the colors blend as if to “Metamorphasize”. Just brilliant work.

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