Decadent Sterling Silver Laos Necklace
This Sterling Silver necklace is a statement piece. Handmade in Laos, it features two rows of shiny sterling silver plates alternating with two rows of oxidized silver Dok Phikoun Flowers. The Dok Phikoun Flower is thought to assure good health and fortune. The silver necklace has a large lobster clasp for the 2" extension chain and is accented with a sterling silver heart as an added touch. Due to the beautiful weaving technique used, this necklace could be worn reversed for another lovely look. To create each individual flower, sterling silver is hand run through a flattener until it becomes a very fine silver wire. Next the fine wire is run through a spindle to create the petals to the flower. As the center of the flower is being melted, the spiral has to be uniformly cut by hand to be heated and adjoined with a very tiny silver beaded centerpiece. Then a single flower is soldered to a base of thicker strands of silver woven together like fabric.
Handmade by a Laos artist