Going with the Flow
by DeAngeLea Snyder
I created Going with the Flow during Victoria's 2016 All Chained Up workshop held at Creative Side Jewelry Academy, in Austin, Texas. The clasp is 1” x 1.5” fused sterling silver with a 7mm green chrysoprase on Victoria’s vertebrate chain in 16ga fine silver. I learned a great deal while attending this workshop and found the experience invaluable. This has become my favorite bracelet and have used it as my reference model for several more projects.
Sterling silver, green chrysoprase, 16ga fine silver
1" x 1.5" clasp, 7mm green chrysoprase
2016, DeAngaLea Snyder
Vertebrate Link with Turquoise Oval Cabochon
by GeorgeAnn Valentine
Curiosity is the driving force behind my jewelry education choices. After owning a jewelry store representing artisan jewelry, the curiosity became overwhelming.
The desire to answer the question, “how do they do that?” drove me to actually try to do it myself. That combination of curiosity and the “how to” began my silversmithing journey 3 years ago.
Victoria offers her All Chained Up class where students learn to weave fine silver into her vertebrate chain pattern with tools already on your bench. Additionally, Victoria generously and, with humor, steps you through the process while sharing techniques for creating clasps that are functional and complete your design.
16 gauge fine silver wire, 18 gauge sterling wire for clasp, oval turquoise cabochon, 24 gauge sterling sheet
19.7mm x 34.8mm (7" long chain)
2016, GeorgeAnn Valentine