Bee Happy~ Hand Fabricated Copper Metalwork Artisan Bee Necklace
Wildflowers, bees, gentle breezes...(or strong gales if you're in Laramie, WY) lend inspiration for this sweet necklace! I asked Annie Laura to create one of her spectacular BEE cabochons for me - she crafts her from polymer clay, and then electroforms over the clay with copper - it's an amazing work of art!!!! I set her BEE cabochon in a silver and copper bezel, leaving the back open because Annie finished the back of the bee so nicely that I wanted it visible!
Complimenting the BEE focal is my hand fabricated bee wing, which I cut from copper, and then painstakingly cut and shaped the veining from copper wire and soldered it into place....a glowing amber glass lampwork bead made by Julie Rose DeFeo is wire wrapped just above the bee wing. Hanging on one side of the bee wing is a sterling silver 3-D bee which I soldered to a copper hand-cut disk - he is standing on his little legs, and gives the impression that he landed for a short rest! On the other side of the wing hangs a sweet drop of 'Honey', a golden glowing A+ grade Amber cabochon from Magpie Gemstones....
This necklace is of course oxidized, tumbled, brushed, polished, and sealed to preserve finish. The pendant hangs from three soldered copper rings, and balances nicely on sturdy solid copper chain. It fastens with my solid copper hand forged hook and eye clasp....it works well to slide the clasp down towards the pendant for a bit of asymmetry if you like that sort of thing too! :)
The bee wing features my hand stamped signature heart on the back.
Made with love, in support of my fellow artists, in my little studio.
Pendant Length: From top of bail to bottom of bee wing: 4.5 inches.
Chain Length: 30 and 3/4 inches.
Bee Focal Width: 1.5 inches.
Looking for a bit of hand forged beauty from the mountains of Wyoming? Look no further! My artisan crafted jewelry designs are created with the best in Argentium Silver, sterling silver, bronze, brass, and copper! I incorporate artisan lampwork beads, leather, and gems for fantastic one-of-a-kind pieces!