Like looking through a window into a garden bursting into bloom, this pendant captures the imagination. This is the largest piece from my secret garden collection, its also my favorite!
Inside an arch frame (which was inspired by old byzantine church windows) I formed a flower with two blooms. The stem is full of buds almost ready to burst into life themselves. The flowers are the focus, but I decided to include a 3mm faceted peridot to remind me of the freshness of new life.
Technically this pendant is one of a kind created from a mix of sterling and Argentium silvers, and I use recycled silver whenever possible. The dark silver background of the pendant has a patina applied and the oxidized surface will only get darker with time, creating a pretty contrast with the bright white of the silver high points. This is one of the natural characteristics of silver, I love it and am using it to my advantage.
The back is smooth with my signature and a little leaf detail. The small hole is behind the stone to let more light in.
Included with this chain is a nice and thick wheat chain, also applied with a dark patina, in 18 inches.
Peridot Bloom Window Pendant
Pendant height: 5.6 Centimeters
Pendant width: 2.5 Centimeters
Each piece of my jewellery is carefully hand packed by me personally before I ship it out. I use thin cardboard jewellery boxes for most of my work and make them pretty enough for gift giving. I always include artist information.
- Melissa Pedersen