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Art Nouveau articulated choker

I’ve recently finished another piece for my jewellery course.

This time it was an articulated choker inspired by the Art Nouveau movement. I also learned to make filigree.

I began this piece in early December and finished it at the end of February. It took about 50 class hours to complete, which means over six full work days for a single piece.

I like the detail of the hidden clasp with the little filigree swirl and the fact that every other necklace component changes direction all the way around.

The azurite stone is very soft and I didn’t want to risk breaking it while setting it in a bezel. I also disliked the idea of using prongs. The solution I settled on fits with the overall theme and adds another subtle decorative detail.

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