I’ve finally completed the first big project a school, (I also almost finished a second one, but that is a story for another post).
The theme was construction of hollow objects, I did a necklace inspired by the mountains of my native region.
This is the final design of the necklace
In order to create the “mountain” feeling on the surface of certain part of the necklace I used the reticulation technique, I wanted to learn properly this technique since forever. I learned that the “secret” is making a silver alloy with less silver that the traditional 925 sterling, I used a 830 alloy and it worked great.
For the superior part of the necklace I used the skyline of the mountains “Dolomiti di Brenta” that you can see from my native village
And this is the final piece, I don’t have a great picture because I had to give the necklace to the school for an exposition that they were doing. I will add nicer photos next month.
I learned a lot from this piece and I hope to use the reticulation technique in a lot of new pieces for my etsy shop