Ornamental Grille Pendant
This next project is part of my idea to bring the look and techniques of blacksmithing into my jewelry. I’ve always been after creating a dark finish that resembles steel, as well as square wire and hammer textures, so I’m just gonna run with it for awhile.
The first in this new series is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time-remake the ornamental grille I made a few years ago, as a pendant.
For a tiny replica, I used sterling square wire…and a much smaller hammer. It was really fun to try different methods to achieve the overall look of the original. After much experimentation, I think I’ve got some fun areas to explore in making silver look like forged steel.