salome is rather irritating the snot out of me…

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For some insane reason I decided I needed a necklace to go with my new velvet dress, because obviously none of the half dozen or so c15th necklaces I already own would do. I decided to try the one shown worn by salome in memling’s painting

salome

So far I have this…

silver sal

…which has been a bit of a trial, not least because jewelery isn’t my forte as a silversmith (I don’t like fiddly little things -fiddly big things, yes, fiddly little things, not so much). For a start those teardrop shaped swirly things are an absolute nightmare to make. Secondly it’s taken me three goes to solder all the links together because the first two goes I thought I had it and then it fell apart in the barrel polisher. Actually, that’s not as bad as it sounds, since I always think one of the main reasons to put a…

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