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Lemurian Quartz Crystal Necklace

Susan McDonough

$176.00

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Susan McDonough

I have a innate love of ancient objects and a deep curiosity to understand the process of how they were made. Using ancient techniques, fine materials and a love of history; juicy gems and rich colors dominate my designs.I became fascinated to the point of obsession with the Etruscan process of Granulation, a process that involves tiny spheres formed under heat through colloidal adhesion, precisely placed on a prepared surface of the same material then fused with a torch. Granulation is a very time consuming process. The creation of unique pieces in precious metals is my passion!

Material: Jewelry

Description

Natural Lemurian Quartz Crystal with a single termination, hammer-set in Granulated Fine silver and strung on a very long oxidized sterling silver chain to have crystal sit over your heart. Artist Susan McDonough uses the technique called granulation. Granulation is a controlled fusing process that has been utilized for thousands of years. Her necklace has an intricate triangle pattern of granules peppering the surface.  To understand her process, watch the following PBS video.

http://www.craftsmanslegacy.com/episodes/season_1

  • 31″ Oxidized sterling silver chain
  • Crystal is approximately 50mm x 10mm
  • Oxidized and waxed with a  satin brush finish
  • Made in NC