This brass and pierced(hand sawed) necklace has a beautiful 6mm malachite stone with a gorgeous 22 inch brass chain and a lobster clasp.
Piercing metal is very labor intensive as I have to drill a hole in each part of the design that needs to be cut out . For each cut out I make I have to thread the saw blade into a drilled hole, saw the cut out and detach the blade from the saw. I did that 41 times on this piece!
height of pendant: 1 and 3/4 inch
width of pendant: 1 and 1/4 inches at widest point
A heavy duty jewelry lacquer was applied to the pendant to keep it looking nice.