Abalone Jewelry: Abalone Spirals
by Lynda Carson
(Spring Valley, CA)
Copper with abalone earrings.
Starting with copper washers, they were forged and textured.
Abalone beads were wired onto the circles with 22 gauge sterling silver wire, beginning and ending with tiny swirls. Used a metal hole punch and added hand made sterling ear wires.
Then, into a liver of sulphur solution to oxidize the pieces and buffed with OOOO steel wool. Used a polishing cloth for shine.