Rainbow Moon Niobium Necklace by Julie Snyder
Hues of deep plum, blues and greens stratify the Hammered Niobium Moon Necklace. The little moon is suspended from a simple sterling silver chain and finished with a silver lobster clasp that's large enough to easily handle. 18" length. Handmade by Julie Snyder of Fitchburg, Wisconsin.
Anodizing niobium is done by placing each piece into a water bath and applying an electric current. The voltage determines the color. In this process, the surface oxides are changed and the effect is similar to a rainbow. Niobium is very lightweight and hypoallergenic.
“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.”