Delicately handmade in solid sterling silver this bouquet of wildflowers is one of a kind, with an unique combination of little blooms and leaves. Inspired by all the little details found in nature I wanted to capture the beauty of spring and all things bright and beautiful.
Wildflower Meadow Pendant // One of a Kind
♢ Solid sterling silver
♢ The delicate flower in bloom is 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 tiny mold that I press the clay into and handfinish the flower. After the design 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 tiny sterling silver sculpture.
♢ 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 have combined the little components with some fused argentium (.935 silver) pieces and a little leaf to create a tiny lasting bouquet. Each piece is loving placed and soldered onto a backplate which has been polished smooth.
♢ 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!