new industrial black dial necklace

Naomi Muirhead, meter dial pendant, sterling silver, 18k gold, brass, found metal dial, 71mm diameter
Naomi Muirhead, meter dial pendant, sterling silver, 18k gold, brass, found metal dial, 71mm diameter, 2017

The latest necklace in a series of found metal measuring instruments is this large pendant made from sterling silver, 18k gold, and brass, measuring 71mm in diameter. I found the vintage dial in an antique market, along with some colorful watch faces that I already made into pendants.

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Naomi Muirhead, yellow, green, and red watch face pendants, sterling silver and cubic zirconia tube settings

in-progressI’m not quite sure what the black dial measures but it references 100 feet. The numbers look like they once glowed in the dark. I fabricated a sterling silver frame around the perimeter, added attachments for the chain on the back, gave it a liver of sulfur patina, and riveted the dial with 18k rivets. This piece took me a lot longer to create than it should have, with difficulty getting the outer and interior frames all perfectly aligned to fit the metal dial, but finally it is completed!

Naomi Muirhead, meter dial pendant, sterling silver, 18k gold, brass, found metal dial, 71mm diameter, 2017

Naomi Muirhead, Meter dial pendant, sterling silver, 18k gold, brass, found metal dial, 71mm diameter
Naomi Muirhead, meter dial pendant, sterling silver, 18k gold, brass, found metal dial, 71mm diameter, 2017

 

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