Czech Glass Ikura Pendant

July 2006
Black enameled sterling silver mesh, sterling wire, Czech glass beads

A jeweler of my acquaintance once challenged me to come up with a design inspired by sushi, of which we are both passionate consumers. I instantly came up with two designs in my head, one of which you see to the left. This pendant leaves little to the imagination of the sushi-lover, as it looks virtually exactly like ikura nigiri, or salmon roe sushi.

The salmon roe is represented here by orange Czech glass beads, and the nori (seaweed) is done with black-enameled sterling silver mesh tubing that's been doubled back on itself a half dozen times.

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