Spode Shanghai Butterfly Pendant
Here’s a pretty pendant made from Spode Shanghai china. In delicate shades of blue, pink and yellow it has a summery feel. It measures 23mm in diameter, a little short of an inch.
To make the pendant, I begin with selecting the area of china I want to work with. This is cut out using tile nippers and the edges shaped and smoothed using a diamond disc. I then stretch a fine silver band around the china to gauge the size, then solder the ends together. The circular band is soldered onto a piece of silver sheet and it is trimmed to size and smoothed and polished. I add a jump ring and a bail and polish the silver up thoroughly. Finally I add the china. The silver is tight enough to hold the china but I usually add a dot of glue for extra security. The top edges are filed and burnished. After a final polish the pendant is ready.
The pendant is presented on a 16″ trace chain, although if you would prefer an 18″ chain, just drop me a line when you order.