The first time … I made a video of a piece of jewellery 😉
The pendant is not the newest one, it waited a long time until it could “turn on” video-presentation of my jewellery.
It consists of three layers of float-glass and is rather small, although not as samll as “Treasure” (published december 9th, 2016): it’s about 25 mm high and 17 mm wide.
This jewel is made up of nine layers of glass. Its colour composition is very similar to that of “Tornado Love”, but it is quite a bit smaller.
I show two pictures here, first one with the light coming from above, as if you wear it during the day and then, further to this, with the light coming from below, as it could appear near a camp-fire.
It happens many times that you can hardly appreciate a jewel’s real appeal through a photograph. This wonderful piece, which consists of 8 layers of glass, has only recently become property of a very talented hungarian artist (see www.klaranemethy.com or https://www.facebook.com/nemethyart/), who lives in Berlin and wins more and more admirers with her paintings.
This is a set of pendant and earrings, shown together with its packaging and the corresponding certificate, which confirms for every piece that comes out of my workshop that it was handcrafted by myself.
The “Trasgu” is an asturian habitant of the forest, a kind of imp, who is always willing to play tricks on us humans. The pendant alone is called “Gold of the Trasgu”. The earrings are made of the same glass, but have a slightly different interior cut and their original name is a little difficult to translate, it was between “Confidence” and “Hope”. At wish, I can create earrings or a pendant that go still better together by interior or exterior shape.
This piece of jewellery ist about the smallest one I have done so far. An enthusiast friend of my work suggested a cube-shaped object with a little ball of gold inside. To get me into the right mood for such a minuscule object, I prepared 4 of them, with 10mm, 9mm, 8,5mm and 8mm edge-length, of which my friend chose the smallest; the 9mm piece has also already found its place in an enthusiast’s heart – and around her neck.
The original title of this piece of jewellery was “of two pieces”, because the backside, white glass consists of two pieces and for me, the word draws a parralel to garments that are made up of two pieces that belong together. Nonetheless, satisfactory translation was so difficult that I asked my wife for advice and she thought that a completely different, less neutral-descriptive title might suit the piece better. So together we started thinking and it did not take us long to arrive at the “Butterfly”, which can be seen in several ways in the object.
Does anybody NOT remember the song “Venus” of “Shocking Blue”? It appeared vividly in my mind when I had finished this piece. White goldleaf inside. A simple facet on the rear, the same on the four sides, creates an astonishing effect, depending on the distance and angle from where you look at the jewel.
A very special detail of this pendant is the combined wedge-shaped cut inside, which is made creating two cuts with diamond wheels of a different angle.
The resulting hollow is, as I do with most of my pendants, covered with 23 3/4 carat goldleaf. As necklace I used a so called snake-necklace, made of 925/000 silver.
Dimensions: 54 x 29 x 10 mm
Weight: 15,5 g
Weight: 7,5 g
The earrings “Little Gypsy” were made using handmade glass of a dimmed violet colour. The wedge-shaped cut inside is covered with 23 carat goldleaf.
Dimensions: 32 x 14 x 5 mm
Weight: 3,8 g each
Dimensions: 28 x 10 x 11 mm
Weight: 5 g each
The pendant “Reflections” looks rather simple,
but during the process of cutting it represented quite a challenge …
it has a pentagon-shape cross-section!
That causes interesting … reflections!
Dimensions: 49 x 11 x 11 mm
Weight: 6,8 g
With amber coloured glass you also can achieve a combination that is worth to have a look at it.
Front and back are curved, which creates a magnifying-glass-effect and alienizes reflections.
Size: 55 x 18 x 11 mm
A beautiful piece made of laminated green “Echt-Antik®”-Glass, with a drop-shaped hollow inside, which is covered with goldleaf. The outer surface is smoothed, without facets.
for the third picture I used a trunk.