Photograph - Enamelled Silver Necklace (J199b)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Photograph - Enamelled Silver Necklace

Made in

Woodbridge

Date

1989/90

Materials and techniques

silver, nickel, gold, lapis lazuli
Cast silver beads on a nickel "archer" chain with a 9ct white gold spring catch. The beads have been engraved and are hollow being constructed of two halves soldered together. Enamelled in the technique known as encrusted enamelling & additions of 24ct gold wire and leaf in the enamel. Matt finish. Between each bead is a smaller round bead of lapis lazuli.

Object number

J199b

Category

Maker's statement

The necklace was one I had wanted to make for some time - the Crafts Council gave me that opportunity. I like every major new piece to be a technical challenge and this was no exception.