Bohemian Rhapsody Necklace
by Ellen Kelly
JO LA COLLAGE’s home is in New Jersey under the direction of Ellen Kelly, owner and designer. Ellen and her assistants create each piece by hand.
The metal components originate from models carved out of clay or metal. The model is used to create pewter components which are finished in sterling silver, 14 K gold, or copper, then oxidized, stained, polished, or texturized in order to create a variety of metal textures.
The metal pieces are filled by hand with crystals and other tiny embellishments. These parts and then assembled into earrings, bracelets, or necklaces.
The ear wires are solid sterling silver or 14K gold filled. Post earrings are surgical steel.