17 March 2005

Chromosome pendant, work in progress

chromosome pendant
chromosome pendant
Originally uploaded by framboise.
I'm in the process of making a silver pendant for myself. The inspiration was originally from a pair of flowers from Linda Macdonald's collection. I've dropped the flowers, and given it a twist so it resembles a pair of mitotic chromosomes, with a few gold rings representing the G-banding. The grooves were cut out using a size 4 saw blade, giving a groove for the 0.5mm gold wire to fit in. It's not a tight enough fit for the gold to be inlaid, so I'm going to use some gold solder to stop the gold rings from moving around. Close-up of the grooves below.
detail of chromosome pendant

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