Beach Pebble + Fine Silver Bead Necklace | Barbara Fernald

$145.00

SKU: C559-5972
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An artfully arranged necklace of hand-drilled beach pebbles and a handmade fine silver pebble bead.  Necklace is 16″ and secured with a strong magnetic clasp.

This piece is currently at Maine Craft Portland.

1 in stock

About the Artist

Barbara Fernald
Islesford, ME

Barbara S. Fernald not only drills her found beach glass pebbles and stones into beads, she also makes her own fine silver beads.  Her metal beads start out as precious metal clay (PMC).  This is metal made pliable by suspending microscopic particles of fine silver in a water-based organic binder.  When fired in a kiln at 1650 degrees Fahrenheit, the binder burns away allowing the silver particles to sinter.  The result is a solid piece of pure silver with all the shape and surface texture of the original clay design.  Her work is reminiscent of long peaceful walks along the coast of Maine.

Additional Details

Weight .3 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 1 in