Tudor Rose & Shot

Here are some more tudor rose earrings, this time with stones. The larger pairs have (l to r upper) turquoise and citron chyrsoprase. The smaller pair has garnet.

The larger pairs (~ an inch across) are in the simplified style. The smaller pair (~ 3/4 inch) is in the original style and has ten shot dispersed into the design. Shot are solid bits of sterling silver melted and pulled into spheres by the surface tension of the molten metal. They are named after similar bits, lead or steel usually, used as firearm projectiles.

These earrings all have the french-kidney wires which we make. These wires are both wrapped onto the earring and provided with a safety hook to help guard against loss.

The usual price for the simplified tudor rose earrings with stones is $50 and for the original style is $90. Of course, whenever you’re talking including stones, it’s possible to make choices which might add considerably to price.

All can be ordered small, medium or large sized. (Of which small and medium are pictured here, with large being ~ 1 1/4 inch across.)

As with all chassed pieces, reflection is a constant annoyance for the photography, and, as usual when I encounter such an impediment in this bloggy endeavor, I simply choose to ignore it.


Tourmaline Pendant

This pendant is kind of based on the Tudor Rose design but it has seven petals instead of five. It’s right at an inch across. It’s made out of sterling silver which is 925/1000 silver alloy with that bit left being copper to add some stiffness. 99% of the pieces we make are in sterling, which works good for our¬†fabrication¬†process which in jewelry making means soldering metal together to make stuff. Instead of casting.

We call this style of pendant chassed which means the metal is worked with punches to get the shape. This one is pretty simple and has only a soldered jump-ring for a bail to wear on a chain.

This piece is set with a very nice Green Tourmaline. The price today is $108. We generally have a selection of chains which will fit and which can be purchased separately.