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"Pendulum of the Heart" - not sharp though...


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Hi guys,

 

I was talking to a client on the phone a couple of weeks ago regarding a project I am working on for him, when I mentioned that I was going to make some jewelry for my wife for Christmas... Well, not five seconds passed before he asked if I could make something for his woman while I was at it.

 

Well, I agreed to make his woman a little "something" - and I just now finished the photographs. Thought it might be of interest to you guys as well knowing we all like shiny things.. Unfortunately though, this one isn't much for cutting... :P

 

Pendulum of the Heart-1.jpg

 

Pendulum of the Heart-2.jpg

 

Pendulum of the Heart-3.jpg

 

I forged out the base material from railroad steel and 15n20 into a 40 layer twisted damascus pattern.

After much filing and shaping, I did some 24kt gold inlay around the frame and the heart in the middle, as well as that little heart on the "whatever it is called" which the necklace chain will go through.

 

A total of ten 0,03ct (2mm) natural diamonds adorn the frame, middle of the heart, tip of the little heart on the "whatever it is called" as well as on the very top of the beforementioned "whatever it is called" (top not visible in photos).

 

The pendant itself measures 5,5cm x 3,0cm x 3,9mm and weighs in at a total of 27 grams.

 

Alright, that's it from me for now. :)

 

Chiao everyone!

 

Sincerely,

Alveprins.

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10 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

Really nice!

 

In English, the thing the chain goes through is called a "bail," although that's the fanciest bail I've seen. B)

 

Thanks! Learned something new there. :) "Bail" ... sounds like something you either pay to get a friend out of the slammer, OR an activity you do to keep a boat from sinking... ;)

 

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A bit of an update... 

 

I was suppose to outsource a chain from a goldsmith for this pendant, but I was unable to find one. I contacted my client and told him that I couldn't find any suitable chains, and suggested instead that I make something myself.

 

Here is the result:

Pendulum - Model- 01.jpg

 

Pendulum - Model- 02.jpg

 

Pendulum - Model- 03.jpg

 

Pendulum - Model- 04.jpg

 

Pendulum - Model- 05.jpg

 

So now finally, I am free of this project. It was suppose to be just a "little something", and I ended up on a total 96,5 hours of work...:lol:

 

Anyhow, now I have to start on my wife's piece - or she will refuse to let this one go! :unsure: :lol:

 

Chiao everyone, and Merry Xmas!

 

Sincerely, Alveprins.

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7 minutes ago, Brian Dougherty said:

:blink:  Good lord man!  Give the rest of us a chance to catch up with you :P

 

What kind of leather did you use for the strap?  It looks nice and supple.

 

 

Haha! I'll do my best! :)

 

The leather is 2mm top-grain vegetable tanned leather - died black. I used some Danish leather grease to soften it up a bit, before using a sealer. The leather is comfortably soft, and having been buffed with some soft tissue paper after the sealer had dried - it has a nice sheen to it. :)

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