Artist Susan McDonough uses the technique called granulation. Granulation is a controlled fusing process that has been utilized for thousands of years. For this particular piece Susan has used a unique pearl that has been capped with a 18k gold granulation to create a Poppy pod that is accented with a diamond. The pendant has been placed on an oxidized silver chain that contrasts to give the necklace another dimension.
To see Susan’s granulation process click here.