Artisan Glass Cabochon with Handmade Sterling Silver Chain Necklace

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I think it is safe to say that I am in awe of the Designer Glass Cabochon's made by artist Mikelene Reusse (Growing Edge Glass) - as I have made quite a few pendants with these little works of art!  This particular glass cabochon features an intricate little flower and it appears to be floating on a serene deep blue body of water. The colors are saturated and vibrant - I do hope you zoom in on the images to see the incredible detail she achieves in this art form.

The cabochon has been set in a crown-style sterling silver bezel onto a sturdy 20 gauge solid silver back plate, with a frame of beaded wire around the bezel. I made a chain of sturdy, 16 gauge Argentium Sterling Silver, wrapping each link to the nexyt link to lock it in place for a secure fit.  The necklace fastens with a simple sterling silver clasp in any of the 3 links in the back of the chain.

The pendant measures 1 3/4 inches long by 1 3/8" wide. The sterling silver have been given a lovely, aged patina, and tumbled for additional strength.

Jewelry is made using traditional metalworking techniques, including soldering, filing, sanding, texturing, polishing, and tumbling in my home studio.  Jewelry comes wrapped in a cotton-lined gift box and ships quickly.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  

NOTE:  100% of the proceeds from the sale of this necklace will be donated to Miracle Horse Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping me help those who cannot help themselves!