Nestled inside a recycled sterling silver water cast cup sits a single white freshwater pearl. This pendant is the perfect combo between rustic and elegant, edgy and sweet. You have your choice of sterling silver chain in style and length.
MATERIALS & PROCESS
♢ Solid sterling silver (100% recycled) and a single white freshwater pearl
♢ To start, I gather all my sterling silver I plan on using and melt it down to over 1700 ℉. When the silver is nice and liquid I carefully pour it into water. As the molten metal hits the surface it sizzles and freezes in place, capturing the moment when the silver is transformed. I love this because each cup is totally unique, outside of my control and I don’t know what kind of shape will emerge!
♢ The water cast cup is soldered onto a little ring so that it freely dangles and moves along the chain. I have also soldered a tiny post inside the cup to attach the pearl. The pearl is half drilled and is securely attached to the post with jewellers epoxy.
♢ I have naturally darkened the inside of the silver cup with a patina to create a gorgeous contrast between light and dark. The top surface is polished to a bright shine, this contrast is what sterling silver is famous for!
INSPIRATION & SYMBOLISM
♢ The process of water casting for my "rain drop" collection is a very meaningful experience for me. As I create these water cast pieces they speak to my soul and I see God showing me something new through the literal process of refining. As I melt down the old to create something new I am reminded of a refreshing spring rain, bringing with it growth and new life.
♢ The silver cup reminds me of a single water droplet as it falls onto the surface of a like. I like to think of these water cast cups like a single raindrop frozen in time.
♢ If your interested in learning more about my inspiration behind my entire water cast "rain drop" collection I have written a blog post about it here.