Sterling Silver and Blue Moroccan Tile Necklace
This hand fabricated sterling silver necklace features a natural table cut faceted quartz crystal cabochon overlaying my moroccan tile pattern in brilliant blue set within a sterling silver bezel. The backside of this silver piece is etched with my moroccan tile pattern. The pendant measures approximately 1" x 1-1/4". The silver setting has been given an oxidized, brushed finish, and the pendant hangs from a 20" oxidized sterling silver chain.
I use blue PnP paper to transfer my original artwork to sterling silver for etching. The leftover PnP negatives themselves are so lovely that I have saved nearly every one, in glass jars so that the light shines through the brilliant blue, since I first began etching 11 years ago. This year, I decided to repurpose some of these PnP designs incorporating them in some of the work I created for the 2019 Deja Vu Art and Fine Craft Show in celebration of America Recycles Day. I was thrilled with the result. The show featured 60 professional artists creating work made from recycled or repurposed materials. My work won Best of Show at this event in 2018.