Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Sparrow Necklace

I've finally gotten around to making my little birdie necklace, and I must say that I am so happy with how it turned out! As you may remember, I made some sketches some time ago and posted them here. I decided to go with the graceful flying bird for now, and I'd like to show you just how I handmade it.

The Sparrow Necklace:
As you can see below, I started with wax and began sculpting and carving according to my drawing:
Once I had carved the piece out of wax, I waited until it was cast in sterling to add the small elements of the design. Since wax is sometimes rather tricky to deal with when working with fine details, I decided to wait and make the tail and beak out of silver and solder it to my bird shape. Here are some more shots of the finished product:

The Sparrow Necklace is coming soon from LUCIUS Jewelry, and should be on the website in the next couple of days! In the meantime, I will leave you with some stunning photos that are sure to make you smile:
Bird photography by Olivia Ruth of ORphotography.


  1. The detail process of making the sparrow necklace given by you is quite impressive and informative. Thanks for giving a new design of the necklace. Hoping to post another unique design necklace soon.

  2. Christy!

    I love all of your jewelry but this one I am soooooo extra excited about! It's probably because I love birds so much...but it's also the choice of silver and the amazing details and hard work you've put into it! I can't wait to add this to my ever-growing Lucius jewelry collection!! :o))) Also, thanks for the ORphotography link! Love that too! :o)


  3. Thanks so much lady! It's always so nice to hear :) :) :)

  4. Wow! I can't believe that you made that by hand, you are extremely talented!!


  5. So beautiful! I love seeing behind the scenes. Great post!

  6. Thanks for stopping by Folklore, I am so happy that I found your blog, I'm into jewelry making and just signed up for a course where you do 'silver molds'..loving all the details and such a pretty piece, really! Would you like to swap links? It's a great way for us to follow each other? Big Hugs, V

  7. Hi Christy..again:-)thanks for adding my link, your now on my Blog Links as well, on top:-)Have a great easter to come!! xx V


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