Earth Dragon Pendant in Sterling Silver. This piece is inspired by my love of Fantasy novels and the worlds created in them. Each and every piece of jewelry I design and create has special significance to me, This design was especially meaningful to me because it was conceptualized and created in a time when my store was starting to gain attention and I felt like my art was finally reaching people. In many ways this piece has given me a renewed passion for pursuing my career as an artist and a jeweler.
This design is a solid sterling silver dragon head. The piece of jewelry begins its life as a concept, that I then bring to life using a digital sculpting program. In this part of the process I give the piece its form, shaping everything from the shape of the head down to the scales. The I use the lost wax casting method to recreate the design in silver. After that step I add the ring for the chain to side through, add additional texture, set the gemstones, polish the piece and apply an oxidizing agent to highlight the details.
-Made with eco friendly recycled Sterling Silver
-Designed and Handcrafted in North Carolina