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Vines of Rhodochrosite by jessa1155 Vines of Rhodochrosite by jessa1155
This is a one-of-a-kind hand fabricated reversible Argentium silver and rhodochrosite pendant. The back of the pendant has an intricate hand pierced design that shows the back of the rhodochrosite cab and allows light to shine through the stone.

This is the second rhodochrosite pendant we've made for our friend Pegs:)


Original design by Different Seasons Jewelry
Please do not reproduce our designs without permission:)
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HeddaLee Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Really nice work..... I love the design! It looks gorgeous with the light shining through in the picture on the right! :D
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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InsaneMorbidKittie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009   Writer
Absolutely stunning piece :heart: :+fav:
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realityhelix Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well of course it's one of a kind! Try getting two pieces of Rhodocrosite that look exactly the same!

Also, what does "swet soldered" mean?
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
We're referring more to the jewelry design than the stone... but that's part of it also. Many of the pieces you see in jewelry stores are cast reproductions. You can pop a different stone into the reproduction but it's not a one-of-a-kind design.
Sweat soldering is the process of applying a thin layer of solder to one piece of metal that is to be soldered to another metal. It would take a long-winded explanation to explain the process in further detail... but that's the gist of it:)
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realityhelix Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah. Heh. I suppose I should apologize for plaguing you like this. My curiosity knows no bounds.
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astrals-stock Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
One day I might be able to afford one of your pieces - just gorgeous!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!! Our new website will be launching in the near future and we'll probably have a variety of price ranges available:)
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astrals-stock Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic
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Nyarthan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
I love how all your metal work looks as though it's growing out of the piece. It's quite a unique style.
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!:)
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entanglement Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
OoooOOooo.... Lovely!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks:)
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zulas-apperentice Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thant's absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the way the light is able to shine through the back of the stone, it really gives it a fantasy-ish touch, like a magical pedants that glows to warn about evil, or something like that.

I'd love a necklace like this.... I'd actually wear it... XD (I'm the type that NEVER wears jewlery)
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Ignisburns Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Such an amazing stone and the design! :) I love the piece! :)
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks:)
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2dazed Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such a beautiful & elegant design. I love the message it says to me. Stones are a part of Nature, & you can't have one- greenery, which produces life & oxygen, without the other- the stone & everything else that is an offspring of life.
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
What a nice interpretation... thanks:)
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2dazed Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! Ya'll are amazing.
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:wow: Gorgeous :wow:
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
THANKS PEGS..... it's been fun making these pieces for you :hug:
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:w00t!: :w00t!:
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midKnightMuse Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
oh wow! that is so beautiful!
you two do some very stunning work! ;)
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
THANKS:)
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midKnightMuse Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
your welcome!
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harlewood Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008   Artisan Crafter
lovely stone for a beautiful pendant. great work on the pierced design, the engraved cuts around the vines where they meet the frame of the setting make it very special.
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliment!
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CrysallisCreations Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love:
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cutiepaws Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
so cool! it's gorgeous!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks:)
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spincus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
sweet piercing work! fantastic design, great stone.

I have been debating playing with Argentium silver for a while, maybe one day. I hate fire scale. Why did you use it on this piece?
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've actually started using Argentium a good portion of the time..... and as you mentioned it always helps with firescale. Mark still makes me sterling sheet once in awhile from a combination of sterling scrap and rolling grain... but it's allot of work! I have tons of scrap from my pierced designs and he likes to recycle it into new sheet..... it's great because I can have him make me really heavy gauge sheet that is normally very expensive. It's also cool knowing we hand fabricated everything in our work... right down to the sheet!

Thanks for the nice comment:)
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spincus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
it is a beautiful workmanship, easy to comment :)


yep thats cool about the stock. I do the same thing but i do buy full round stock when i need it. I was talked out of ever pulling my own wire. I can make square and 1/2 round on my mill; that pretty much covers the bases. I suppose i could make full round from two 1/2 rounds but that seems lilke a waist of time hehe.
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carpe0diem Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
That is very nice!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much:)
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PurlyZig Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet! very nice - reversible is great! i've had to pierce backs for light effects as well, and it's nice to see some thought went into how it should be done!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks... I love doing two sided pieces:) I made a whole series of reversible pendants about a year ago but unfortunately I didn't take photos of my work in the early stages of my jewelry making(:
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maggock Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
Gorgeous! Both the stone and the metal work. :> I especially love that last photo, with the sun shining on and through the stone - it really sets off that beautiful pink color.
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks... taking that photo was rather tricky!
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POE1 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
Sweet-Ness:clap:
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PiratesGlory Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
omg this is absolutley amazing. did you solder all those little balls onthere?
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes... each ball is individually sweat soldered:) Glad you like it!
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PiratesGlory Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
i LOVE it.
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retrolover Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely gorgeous work..I'd absolutely want one of these if I saw it somewhere. beautiful.
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks... that's a great compliment:)
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retrolover Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome! :D
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love reversible pendants, and this is just an awesome one. The curves of the vines and the little granulated accents are wonderful!
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Elly:)
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