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Mardi Gras

Dusky Blue Party

Mardi Gras

Blue Sky Party

I have always loved and enjoyed dressing up in costumes and wearing fun, festive jewelry!  What is even more exciting, is creating jewelry that is “ART you can wear”!
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Mardi Gras” with its bright colors, shiny beads and flamboyant French influences has inspired this line of my jewelry.  I simply call it my: "Mardi Gras Line".

Mardi Gras

Copper Ribbons

​Each of my Mardi Gras pieces take many hours to complete.  The cabochons were individually made from 2-3 specially cut pieces of colored and dichroic glass. They were then fused in a kiln 2-3 times to achieve the desired effect.   Certain cabochons from this collection were chosen for size, colors, patterns, flow, and design.   They were meticulously placed and attached to each other to construct one large pendant for this unique, bold presentation. The exclusive sterling silver, brass or copper bails give an impressive appearance and took many hours to complete.   They are created from raw metal which was put though various forging techiques, molded by hand into form, and fitted around the constructed cabochon pendant. To achieve the brilliant finish it was hand sanded with 4-5 different grits of paper.   Polished with 4-5 different polishes to achieve the mirror finish. Finally, it was mounted to the finished cabochon pendant permanently.  Most bails extend from the backside around to the front of the pieces adding exceptional detail by highlighting the glass cabochons thus creating the piece I envisioned.  All these pendants are available.  ​Pendants do not come with chain seen in picture.

For more details contact me at:   teresamichaelexpressions@yahoo.com

Mardi Gras Pendants!

Mardi Gras

Rose Garden