Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

Earth from Above

WHO DOESN’T LOVE the view of our Earth from outer space? The beautiful deep blues of the oceans against the golden, ethereal forms of the continents are enchanting. When seen above cloud cover, the planet appears contained within a mysterious, spherical frame.

Celestial bodies are an ideal inspiration for jewelry. Viewed from afar, the earth appears to have floating layers that align to form a detailed yet contrasting design in both color and shape. With this layered concept in mind, we’ll walk through the creation of a pendant that has three independent overlapping layers cut from sheet metal. The layers will be held together by rivets and separated by small spacers. The metal used here will be titanium, for its superior coloring capability, strength, and lightweight nature.

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For a project of this nature, one must envision

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