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Faux Lapis Lazuli Pendant by Vicky Seixas

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Vicky Seixas jewelry
Vicky Seixas jewelry

Faux Lapis Lazuli Pendant by Vicky Seixas

65.00

Faux Lapis Lazuli Pendant

THE STORY:

Make a statement!

This faux lapis lazuli pendant is on an antiqued brass chain with vintage blue Czech glass beads and a magnetic clasp. The pendant is handmade from polymer clay and then kiln-fired.

*this item is available on line only, similar items can be found in our gallery show room:

Charleston Crafts Gallery

161 Church Street

Charleston, SC 29401

THE SIZE:

Approximately 3” pendant, total length 22”

THE ARTIST:

Vicky Seixas - Isle of Palms, SC

Vicky works primarily in silver, bronze and copper metal clays as well as polymer clay. Metal clay is a relatively new material in which a small amount of organic binder is added to powdered metal. When fired in a kiln at high temperature the binder and water burn away, leaving pure metal. In the clay state it can be sculpted, molded, carved, and impressed with texture. Certain gemstones can also be embedded in the wet clay and fired in place. Metal clay dries quickly and is brittle before firing so the artist must work rapidly and skillfully. Often, components of a piece are made separately, dried and joined together with slip. It is magical to see the transformation when fired pieces are removed from the kiln!

Vicky trained as a painter and spent many years as a psychiatric social worker but has been a closet jeweler all along! She is thrilled to be spending more of her time working on her jewelry. She is a certified metal clay artisan and is available to teach metal clay workshops.

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Faux Lapis Lazuli Pendant

THE STORY:

Make a statement!

This faux lapis lazuli pendant is on an antiqued brass chain with vintage blue Czech glass beads and a magnetic clasp. The pendant is handmade from polymer clay and then kiln-fired.

*this item is available on line only, similar items can be found in our gallery show room:

Charleston Crafts Gallery

161 Church Street

Charleston, SC 29401

THE SIZE:

Approximately 3” pendant, total length 22”

THE ARTIST:

Vicky Seixas - Isle of Palms, SC

Vicky works primarily in silver, bronze and copper metal clays as well as polymer clay. Metal clay is a relatively new material in which a small amount of organic binder is added to powdered metal. When fired in a kiln at high temperature the binder and water burn away, leaving pure metal. In the clay state it can be sculpted, molded, carved, and impressed with texture. Certain gemstones can also be embedded in the wet clay and fired in place. Metal clay dries quickly and is brittle before firing so the artist must work rapidly and skillfully. Often, components of a piece are made separately, dried and joined together with slip. It is magical to see the transformation when fired pieces are removed from the kiln!

Vicky trained as a painter and spent many years as a psychiatric social worker but has been a closet jeweler all along! She is thrilled to be spending more of her time working on her jewelry. She is a certified metal clay artisan and is available to teach metal clay workshops.