Inspired by my own backyard garden and the wildflowers around my home this pendant is hand sculpted and one of a kind. Using solid sterling silver I lovingly created each unique component designing them to be a lasting bouquet of flowers. My process is slow and intentional intended to celebrate and treasure the natural world.
MATERIALS & PROCESS
♢ Solid sterling silver (100% recycled)
♢ The rose and leaves were created in sterling silver metal clay, which is made up of tiny, recycled 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 hand sculpted each petal to form the opening rose, and hand shaped two little leaves. After the designs dry 100%, into my kiln they go for a two-part firing process. The clay reaches 1500℉ for about an hour and the organic binder burns completely away leaving tiny sterling silver sculptures in place.
♢ The little organic shaped flower bloom is created by water casting - pouring molten sterling silver into water. As the silver hits the surface of the water it forms a one of a kind cup shape and freezes in place. This process creates a beautiful texture and subtle details.
♢ I solder on each component onto a silver backplate and cut out the shape. I add a bail and the pendant is ready for polish and patina. A dark patina is added to the recessed areas of the completed pendant, to create a gorgeous dark/ light contrast. This is the recognizable look of sterling silver and the dark areas will only darken with time.
♢ The back is polished smooth.
INSPIRATION & SYMBOLISM
♢ My biggest source of inspiration is found from the natural world. I can spend hours admiring the smallests of details in my garden and im always on the lookout for blooms along the hiking trail. This piece is part of my wildflower collection - which is a celebration of all things wild and free, bright and beautiful. Wildflowers are fascinating, they grow without being planted and bloom even if no one is watching. Each piece in my wildflower collection in unique and one of a kind and no two are alike. I like to think of them as little works of wearable art!
Wildflower Double Leaf 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.