I have made this version of my Mermaids Teardrop necklace with heavy gauge bronze wire. The central frame I have hand forged, then hammered on the edge of the loops and swirls, adding a nice flow to the wire. I have then sanded the wire smooth. I have then wrapped the frame with layers of bronze wire in varying gauges, adding swirls and spirals.
The central stone is a drop shaped stabilised Turquoise stone. I have wrapped the top of the frame with bronze wire to secure together. The top of the central drop in the wire is woven, this weave continues around the stone, securing it in place and adding a striking detail.
The flowing frame is connected to a handmade chain of stabilised Turquoise nuggets and beads, wrapped in bronze wire, to create the links. The necklace is finished with a handmade hook clasp.
The whole frame has a gentle smooth curve to it, so that it sits comfortably just below your collar bone. The necklace measures 17 1/2" in total. The center piece is 4 7/8"across (from loop to loop) and 3 1/3" tall (from the bottom of the drop to the top of the loops).
I have oxidised this piece to really highlight the detail.
This item comes in a Jewellery box.