Nest Necklace

During my creative weekend, I decided to make myself a necklace. Here is how it turned out.



I tried my hand at etching metal again. It wasn't so bad. I have a number of pieces I did. My only problem is using liver of sulphur. For some reason, I don't have much luck getting it to turn my metal as black as I want it. I am using the liquid kind and I just don't like it. I learned the nest technique from Deryn Mentock last weekend. It's fun to make. The necklace itself is longer than it looks here. I pinned back the chain so that I could get a picture of it hanging. I am going to work more on the metal part so I can get the bird to stand out more. But for tonight...I am done. I am tired and I am going to relax now. Wire work is tiring!

Comments

abbymaya said…
This is gorgeous! Can't wait to see how it turns out when you're finished fine tuning. :)
Debbie Egizio said…
I'm just so amazed with all of your beautiful jewelry creations. This one is fabulous and the etching is really great!!
Helena E. said…
I've seen these nests in all sorts of places, and I love them! I admire anyone who can wire like that, or even work with metal, for that matter. And that etching is great, so don't worry about that! ^___^
kerrip said…
this is gorgeous Cindy. Have fun at all of your summer events. Sounds like a blast!!!Good luck with your new sales venue. I am sure you'll be accepted.Your work is really wonderful!! -- I just picked up the issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry that features your article this week. Love it.
Bernice said…
Nice creativity!! That necklace is looking like a vintage style. I love vintage trend and got a nice designed vintage necklace from Netaya.
Jen Crossley said…
Oh It looks so wonderful I wish I could of had time to catch you in Vegas but was only there 2 days
Jen
very pretty! and one thing with the liver of sulphur that might help is to get the metal hot before putting it in the liquid. i've only ever used the dried LOS and i mix it with very hot water. but if the mixture has cooled and i have more pieces to put in it, i will hit the metal with my heat gun then add it to the LOS. it just works more quickly this way.