May 4, 2009

Wild West

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? 


  1. I think it turned out beautifully! Well done :)

  2. I love this piece!!! I have horses and this one really caught my eye.

  3. Oh yes! This piece is stunning! I really admire your craftsmanship and artistry!

  4. i think that is such a gorgeous piece Erin!

  5. Thank you!! It was for a special person, and I was so happy with how it turned out. I ended up putting it on a sterling silver snake chain, which looked much better than the cord I photographed it with.