Mixed Metal Mokume Gane Silver Necklace, Snake Chain

Mixed Metal Mokume Gane Silver Necklace, Snake Chain

$180.00

Make a statement with a pendant that underlines your unique style. Bold yet delicate in its design. This mokume gane pendant marries silver and copper into a mixed metal organic flowing necklace. One of a kind necklace, unique in design and shape. I have oxidized the metal to bring out the contrast of the copper and the silver.

The pendant is 3-d form, approximately 1.25 inches across, weighing approximately 4 grams. The necklace is finished with a sturdy 16 inch snake chain, sterling silver (Italy) and a lobster claw clasp (weighs 7 grams without pendant).

***need an 18 inch chain instead? Just send a note with the order and I will put the pendant on an 18 inch snake chain.

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Mokume-gane is a Japanese metalworking procedure which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns, as well as that laminate itself. Mokume gane translates closely to “wood grain metal” or “wood eye metal” and describes the way metal takes on the appearance of natural wood grain. Mokume gane fuses several layers of differently coloured precious metals together to form a sandwich of alloys called a “billet.” The billet is then manipulated in such a way that a pattern resembling wood grain emerges over its surface. Numerous ways of working the mokume gane create diverse pattens. Once the metal has been rolled into a sheet or bar, several techniques are used to produce a range of effects.