Greta Garbo’s Pendant | At the Maker’s Bench

We cast the pieces in yellow bronze. Clean up was very easy in metal because our wax work was done so nicely.

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Setting the radiant gemstones table side down helped create the illusion of old diamond cuts
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Small flowers ready to be set with garnets
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Shown above: Garnets set in the flowers and original gemstones from the Greta Garbo gown are set in the wheat forms
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Cleaning up the flowers before setting the garnets

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Kathleen Lynagh Fine Jewelry
Soldering the components together

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Kathleen Lynagh Fine Jewelry
In a bath of hydrogen peroxide and alcohol to remove the copper coloring

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We soldered the components on the backplate in several steps.

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Soldering the components in stages

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Kathleen Lynagh Fine Jewelry
Wire brushing the soldered pendant was the best way to clean the pendant 
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Final bath

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Kathleen Lynagh Fine Jewelry
Gemstones resting in place

Next step…plating.The assembled pendant was prepped and ready to ship to the plating company.

KLH

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