Montana Agate Etched Long Fold Neckpiece & Eched Straw Earrings, 10" x 8" x .25"

Neckpiece is made of etched bi-metal folded beads, with a Montana Agated stone. Bi-metal is made by fusing a layer of copper to a layer of silver.The artist created design is applied as a resist to the copper and then etched, thus revealing the silver.This is done as a flat sheet. The metal is then die formed and shaped to make a sliding bead on the sterling chain. The copper is oxidized to a black-brown patina and sealed to protect the surface. Do not wear in a hot shower or swim pool. The earrings are made with the same techniques but are in the form of a straw. They are avaiable in 10 different graphic patterns at a cost of $80.00 per pair.They are 2" long.
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Trish Stevenson Metalsmith 608-767-2686