This pendant that will be exhibited at the UofM Hospital from February -April. Honored to be asked by one of my metalsmithing teachers, Dan Neville.
It was a challenge to shape the leaf to hold the glass with leaf veining influences without covering too much of the design. It had to be soldered on the edge of the leaf to the back plate at almost a 90 degree angle. Then a normal bezel wire completed the lower boundary of the glass. I carefully worked the glass into place and began gently bending and burnishing the leaf and bezel around it so that the glass doesn’t shift around. It’s just heavy enough of a piece and a look to draw attention without being too bold. Enjoy!