villa giulia {rome} floor plan pendant v2 stone inlay

Villa Giulia Floor Plan stone inlay necklace by Naomi Muirhead - art925, sterling silver, black marble, resin, 2015
Villa Giulia Floor Plan stone inlay necklace by Naomi Muirhead – art925, sterling silver, black marble, epoxy, 2015
Villa Giulia Floor Plan stone inlay necklace in progress
Villa Giulia Floor Plan stone inlay necklace in progress

Villa Giulia necklace, v2: this is the stone inlay version. Using the floor plan as a template, I sawed out the structural elements of the architectural plan from 1mm thick sterling silver sheet. By filling in the negative spaces with crushed black marble, the design mimics the floor plan of the museum found in an old Guida d’Italia travel guide.

Once the original piece was fabricated, a silicon mold was made for reproduction. Any color stone can be inlayed in the negative spaces. My personal preference is black marble. This piece can alternatively be made into a brooch by removing the fixed chain and adding pin findings.

For more information about Rome’s Villa Giulia and to see the vintage paper plan version of the necklace, see: Villa Giulia {Rome} Floor Pendant. To order this necklace, contact me.

Page from vintage Italian travel guide: Guida d'Italia
Page from vintage Italian travel guide: Guida d’Italia
The silicon mold made from the original pendant
The silicon mold made from the original pendant

Villa Giulia Floor Plan stone inlay necklace by Naomi Muirhead - art925, sterling silver, black marble, resin, 2015

Villa Giulia Floor Plan stone inlay necklace by Naomi Muirhead - art925, sterling silver, black marble, resin, 2015

Back side of the Villa Giulia pendant
Back side of the Villa Giulia pendant (art925)
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