I am captivated by the natural world and all the little details found in the garden. This one of a kind pendant is like a little bouquet of flowers to treasure and wear wherever you go. Each of my jewellery pieces is designed with thought and intention and I designed this sterling silver pendant to reflect the beauty found all around me.
MATERIALS & PROCESS
♢ Solid sterling silver (100% recycled)
♢ The delicate flower and leaves are 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. For this design I have hand sculpted each little leaf, carving in the details. I have a little mold that I press the clay into to create the flower and hand finish. After the designs dry 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 tiny sterling silver sculptures.
♢ I have combined the little sterling silver flower and leaves with a fused argentium half spheres (I like to think of them as dew drops) to create the little lasting bouquet. Each piece is thoughtfully placed and soldered onto a backplate, which is polished smooth on the back.
♢ The pendant is meant to be worn horizontally and is permanently attached to the bar link style chain. The great thing about this style of necklace is that the clasp is always at the back of your neck (the clasp is always hidden!)
♢ I apply a dark patina to the recessed areas and the whole pendant goes into my tumbler with steel shot to harden and polish the surface. The high points are polished to a bright shine, creating a beautiful contrast. This contrast is what sterling silver is famous for!
INSPIRATION & SYMBOLISM
♢ I love spending time in my garden and going for nature walks. Searching for local wildflowers is one of my favourite things to do. This pendant is part of my “wildflower collection” inspired by a summer filled with discovering the wild and beautiful treasures hiding in the most unexpected of places. This collection is a celebration of all things "bright and beautiful."
♢ I love the fact that jewellery is lasting, it does not fade like a flower and becomes a tiny little treasure box full of memories!
Wildflower Horizontal 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.