During the Artoberfest Art Fair a couple of weeks ago, I made a new acquisition to my jewelry collection. This is just one of the gorgeous Angela Caldwell pieces that I own.
I just picked up the necklace yesterday. I had admired this necklace several weeks ago at another Arts District function. I love the components of this piece: the beautiful pendant which showcases Angi's latest PMC work with gold stud cold connections and hammered details:
I am also pretty crazy about the really nice faceted rutilated quartz gemstones that attach the sterling chain pieces along with the silver bar triplets interspersed in the design:
I had picked it up, tried it on, and put it back down because while I loved the details of the piece, it just didn't lay in the right spot for me. The pendant hit right between my cleavage. At Artoberfest the piece was there again, and I went through the same process. I thought about it and finally asked Angi if she would be able to add length to the necklace. I thought that this piece would look great in a super long length. So she added eight inches for me, which makes the necklace 32 1/2" long. It will also look wonderful doubled, as she left the toggle clasp in the final version.
You can view other more pieces by this artist at http://www.angelacaldwelldesigns.com/
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
I picked these rocks up in Williams, Arizona, on Route 66. In the top left corner are desert rose pieces; three small and one large. Then on the right side are petrified wood pieces. The blue piece in the middle is raw kyanite. To the left of it is a quartz crystal.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
This is part of the same commission as the previous piece. It is shown on the same necklace cord. That is part of the beauty of that design, is that the pendants are interchangeable.
I varied the technique on the netted bezel design and added sterling beads to the top row.
This is a picture of the back frame of the piece.
Detail picture of the side wire netting that encircles the piece.
Posted by Cheri Lesauskis at 5:13 AM