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Michel McNabb for Basha Gold Blue Bean Sugar Coat Stripe Enamel Silver Necklace
Michel McNabb is an artisan jewelry designer based in West Palm Beach, practicing masterful techniques and intricate, centuries old metallurgy processes. Inspired by nature, architecture, and the beauty of the world around her, this collection by Michel features the process of enameling and has been designed exclusively for Basha Gold.
This cubist style necklace achieves its gemlike shine from Michel’s skillful usage of vitreous enameling. For this piece, Michel uses a hydraulic press to form the inset where the enamel lays. It is then layered in multiple thin coats and fired up to fifteen times to achieve the lucid blue, glass sheen on the metal. The final white stripe is applied through a “sugar coat” process by which the enamel is removed before fusing to the layer below.
The chain is handmade from hammered sterling silver, each link having its own unique form. Along the chain, three rectangular enamel bars of red and white echo the stripes found on the blue pendant. No detail is overlooked in this piece. The clasp is also hand carved and cast using the lost wax technique. This necklace design is sporty and cultured–a go to piece to highlight any neckline.
Length: 20.5 inches
Center: 4.75 x 3.25 inches
Each piece is made to order in Michel’s Florida studio which means no two pieces will be exactly alike. The slight variations give each piece character and its own uniqueness. High-quality pieces like this are yours to live in and to love. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself. (Because each piece is made to order, please allow three weeks from the time the order is placed until shipped.)