Picture Jasper Big Cat Claw

July 31, 2010

Finally finished this Picture Jasper Big Cat Claw necklace.  The Oregon jasper pendant is 2 inches long and is about actual size for a large lion claw.  It is carved in low relief in front with a flat back (the slice wasn’t thick enough to carve both sides in relief) and has a soft polish.  The bezel is rather wide and is highly polished hammer-textured fine silver.  The backing is heavy sterling silver with forged accents.  The pendant is suspended from a hole in the forged iron crescent.  The iron is tapered and twisted, deliberately asymmetrical to complement the asymmetry of the pendant.  Copper ornaments are 14-gauge wire spirals.  The 4mm leather cord hooks onto a hidden loop on one of the copper spirals to fasten the necklace.  Although not particularly heavy, this is a substantial necklace with a lot of presence.  It fits best at a little longer than choker length.

Picture Jasper Big Cat Claw Necklace

Picture Jasper Big Cat Claw Pendant

Pendant Back


One Response to “Picture Jasper Big Cat Claw”

  1. Alysha said

    Very cool.

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