Inspired by a Dahlia flower, this pendant is created out of solid sterling silver in my Calgary, Alberta studio.


Dahlia flowers are full of hidden meaning. The Victorian era embraced this secret langue of flowers, the symbolism today is just as powerful if we embrace it.

My garden is my biggest source of inspiration. I am drawn into the details and symbolism that is literally blooming all around me.


Dahlia Pendant

  • ♢ Solid sterling silver (100% recycled)

    ♢ This pendant is created using sterling silver metal clay; which is made up of tiny recycled sterling silver metal particles mixed with and organic clay like binder. It can be sculpted, molded and formed however I want - just like real clay. For this design I have a little mold that I press the clay into. After the designs dries 100% into my kiln it goes for a two-part firing process. The clay reaches 1500℉ for about an hour and the organic binder burns completely away leaving a solid sterling silver mini sculpture in its place.

    ♢ I finish the pendant with traditional metalsmithing techniques and add a loop for the chain. The last step is to a add a dark patina and polish the high points back to bright and shiny. This is natural contrast of dark and light is what sterling silver is known for, I love how it shows off all the little details.