Do you love succulents as much as I do? This one of a kind pendant is handmade from solid sterling silver and is inspired by my own personal plant collection. This pretty pendant is inspired by the unique process of succulent propagation, which is easily recognized by the baby sprouting from the big mother leaf. Its such a neat thing to witness and I was inspired to capture it in silver!
MATERIALS & PROCESS
♢ Solid sterling silver
♢ The succulent was created in 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. For this design I have a little mold that I hand 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.
♢ The petal, backing and hidden bail are all created in wax first and then cast in solid sterling silver. This is an original one of a kind and I did not mold it. The hidden necklace bail is a loop seamlessly blending into the granulation
♢ The pendant has a lovely dark patina in the recessed areas and I have polished the high points to bring out all the gorgeous details. This contrast is what sterling silver is famous for!
INSPIRATION & SYMBOLISM
♢ I love gardening -- it is my biggest source of inspiration. I am drawn into all the little details and symbolism literally blooming all around me. As a metalsmith and jewellery design I am fascinated with capturing the moment and transforming it into sterling silver. Jewellery is lasting, it does not fade like a flower and becomes a tiny little treasure box full of memories!
♢ I am fascinated by the process of propagating plants. Sometimes the process is controlled by a gardener, other times it happens naturally either way it is the sacrifice of the mature plant that births new life.
Succulent Propagation Pendant
♢ This item is all ready made and ready to ship, I will get it in the mail within 1-3 business days. The jewellery in the photos is the exact jewellery you will receive, ready to ship out right away, it is one of a kind!
♢ I securely package all my jewellery in thin cardboard jewellery boxes, placed inside of a padded envelope or larger box for shipping.
♢ Shipping includes insurance and a tracking number.