Bubbling to the Top Necklace
I made this piece during the pandemic and found the four-day process helped in dealing with worries about what was going on around the world that kept “bubbling to the top” of mind. Worries about all the uncertainty surfaced in consciousness then “pop” went away as I focused once again on making the piece. Luckily, nothing in the piece “popped”!
I was surprised at how well the glass reaction worked when I added certain powders to RED and GOLD dichroic glass and it turned beautiful, intense blues and greens. Check out the photos of the virgin glass and the fired glass at 6:00 position in the photos! I cut and domed the glass to give it optical depth before setting it in the bezel I made from fine silver clay. Every one of those little circles was cut and placed by hand. After firing and polishing, I created the necklace with semi-precious stone, dichroic glass accents, Swarovski crystals, and a sturdy sterling silver clasp.
May this piece help your worries bubble to the top and pop, leaving you in peace.
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Midnight blue goldstone bubbles show off the royal blue and emerald green dichroic in the fused art glass. The bubbly motif is carried through the design of the fine silver (.999) setting. 18″ around the neck plus 1.5″ pendant. Clasp is a sterling silver spring clasp that is large enough to make it easier for stiff or arthritic fingers to manipulate – besides, it’s gorgeous!
I “test drive” every piece of jewelry I make in order to ensure there isn’t anything poking or uncomfortable and that hangs properly after moving around. This is one comfortable necklace! It is not heavy at all, though it looks substantial and will certainly grab substantial attention!