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February 12th, 2007


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05:14 pm - And one final one:
I'd been dreading setting the stone on this one and so was putting it off- however, it went like a charm.
Sunburst Plique-a-jour with Citrine Sunburst Plique-a-jour with Citrine
Filigree plique-a-jour pendant in a sunburst pattern, with a central citrine (7 mm). This photograph shows how it looks when back-lit; there's a picture in the gallery of how it looks when worn, but the colors here are just too pretty to resist! I used 2 shades of blue and 2 of yellow-gold for the sunburst effect. This was designed as something of a companion piece to my "Dancing Star" filigree/plique pendant. 1.125 x 1.375 inches (29 x 35 mm) Sterling and fine silver, glass enamel, citrine (7mm)

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From:eudaimonia
Date:February 12th, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
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Amanda! This is so gorgeous! I love all of the stuff you are posting. :-)
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From:afmetalsmith
Date:February 12th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! I love your taste, so that means even more to me. :)
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From:gandryyne
Date:February 12th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
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Wow! Absolutely Gorgeous, A! *Mad Props!*
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From:afmetalsmith
Date:February 12th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, so much! :)
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From:chelseagirl
Date:February 12th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
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Wow -- I love this so much! Gorgeous! I'm not usually a fan of bright things but there is something about this piece.(Resists asking if it is going to be for sale . . . )
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From:afmetalsmith
Date:February 12th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
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Thank you lots!

This is not as bright when worn, since it's not back-lit- that's one of the serious weaknesses of plique-a-jour. Think of how most stained-glass windows look withOUT light coming through them... Still, I'm in love with the medium and so I will continue to work in it.

And yes, it'll be for sale. I have to do some serious price-figuring, and that's something I like even less than processing photos and putting them up. :P Still, I know I need to do it...
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From:maida_mac
Date:February 13th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
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I might have to talk to you about it when you figure it out. This, including in the unlit form, makes me smile ridiculously.
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From:afmetalsmith
Date:February 14th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
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Thank you! :)

I've been working on the whole miserable pricing issue today...
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From:chelseagirl
Date:February 14th, 2007 10:49 am (UTC)
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I think I might be seriously interested. Though it sounds like a couple of other people are too . . .
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From:hobbitblue
Date:February 12th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
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Wow, it just shines, sunburst indeed!
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From:afmetalsmith
Date:February 12th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! :)
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From:whitecrow0
Date:February 13th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
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WOW! That is awesome!
How much does something like that sell for? Or, more to my point, could you do a hamsa and if so, how much? (Feel free to email - whitecrow0 [at] livejournal [dot] com - if you'd rather not talk about in in public.)
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From:afmetalsmith
Date:February 14th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
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I would expect I could do a hamsa. The thing is that both the filigree part and the enameling part require a lot of work, and so it ends up being pricey. Take a look at the stuff on www.pliqueajour.com for an idea...
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From:malinaldarose
Date:February 13th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
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Gorgeous!
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From:afmetalsmith
Date:February 14th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
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:) Thank you!
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From:thorngrove
Date:February 13th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
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I'll second that 'gorgeous!'. I think I'd be tempted to hang it in my window permanently to cheer me up on all those cold grey English days...
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From:afmetalsmith
Date:February 14th, 2007 04:19 am (UTC)
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It's kinda small for a window thing, but the colors are REALLY intense. I'm such a color junkie...
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From:medvssa
Date:February 13th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
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WOW!
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From:afmetalsmith
Date:February 14th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)
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Thank you! :)
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From:kk1raven
Date:February 14th, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
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Other people have said it already, but my first impression is "Wow!". Your work makes me wish I had a nice big budget for jewelry.

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