Yes, you read that right. I made a set of matching pieces. This doesn’t happen all that often, so you should mark this on your calendar.
But seriously, these pieces were inspired by my pendant that was inspired by my Super Bowl. Sometimes you just get a really good idea that keeps going. I decided that I wanted to try the pendant design as something smaller, so I thought, “I’ll make a ring.” That thought led to, “why not earrings, too?” Which naturally led to, “a pendant would really tie this set together.”
The ring and pendant are made out of slightly thicker sterling silver sheet, while I kept the earrings lighter. I textured the silver, cut out the shapes and filed the edges. Then I cut out the inner shapes, once again filed, then sanded everything up all nice.
The next step was adding the other parts – little hoops in the earrings and on the back of the pendant, ear wires, chain, and the shank on the ring. After it was all put together and a final clean-up, I darkened it all with liver of sulfur. You didn’t think I’d keep them shiny, did you?