Moxy Metals


Abigail’s Knotted Necklace
July 20, 2010, 6:38 pm
Filed under: Summer 2010 | Tags: , , , ,

If you know me well you know I don’t usually do beads, pearls and stones, but for my good friend Abigail I will make an exception.  This three tiered necklace is knotted every three beads, included gold filled linked pearls and crystals.  Abigail and I picked the colors and beads together to match her dress for her sister’s wedding.  Also note the colored wire at the base of the three strands, it’s blue, is Niobium, one of my favorite, most colorful reactive metals.  Reactive metals can be colored through anodizing – basically you put the reactive metal into a bath and shoot volts of electricity through the bath…at a specific voltage a surface is grown on the metal, and a specific wavelength of color is refracted and perceived by the human eye.  Pretty neat, no?

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