My most recent pierced work......a custom request.
Using my jeweler's saw, I cut the pendant from 18 gauge sterling silver sheet. I then soldered a small piece of sterling silver tubing to the back for the hidden bail.
I did a lot of sanding around the edges to remove any saw tooth marks and to smooth over the sharp points. I then tumbled it overnight to further smooth the edge.
I used Liver of Sulfur to create a dark patina, and then removed most of it while applying a matte, scratched finish.
I was really happy with the end result -- what do you think?