Sterling Silver Pendant.

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Sterling Silver Pendant with a Nice Relief of Different Shapes on Both Sides of Pendant.

Chasing and repoussé are ancient techniques (possibly since 3000 B.C.) that are still used today basically the same way they were done hundreds and even thousands of years ago. In simple terms, repoussé means to push forward or push up (it means “push up” in French), it refers to the metal being raised by hammering from the back to create dimension on the front. Chasing (from the French chasser, meaning “to chase”) essentially the outlines the pushed-forward designs by pushing back around their edges to help define them.

So the metalsmithing technique of chasing and repoussé means you’d hammer a general design onto the back of a piece of metal, flip it over, and outline that design from the front. You’d use pointed chasing tools (punches) and a chasing hammer (yes, that’s where that name comes from) to outline the design, you may or may not use larger rounded chasing punches or even dapping punches for the repoussé work.

Item Code - JEW11C294FDZ2A4

Width: 5/8"  Height: 3/4"  Depth: 1/4"

Weight: 1 g


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