Circle Necklace with Turquoise by Julie Snyder
Classic and simple, this rustic hammered silver circle & turquoise necklace will soon be your everyday favorite. The offset Sleeping Beauty Turquoise bead adds interest and the silver lobster clasp is large enough to easily open and close. The chain itself is unique and is called a" bar and link" chain. 18" sterling silver chain. Handmade by Julie Snyder of Fitchburg, Wisconsin.
Julie Snyder uses traditional metalsmith techniques to create modern art-jewelry pieces. Each piece is created with an emphasis on clean lines and quality craftsmanship using only the ﬁnest materials. Fine silver wire is shaped, fused with a torch, hammered, then tumbled with steel shot to work harden the silver and create a shine. Sterling sheet metal is sawn, hammered, and forged to create texture and depth.
“I love the process of transforming metal into art. Beginning with the design process, to forging the metal, and setting the stones. Finally, when each piece ﬁnds it’s way to it’s new owner, this is deeply satisfying for me.”