Handmade out of solid sterling silver this wildflower pendant is one of a kind. It features a delicate hand sculpted rose, leaf (with a real leaf imprint) and water cast bloom. Inspired by my own backyard garden, and wildflowers from around my home I love to celebrate all things bright and beautiful!
MATERIALS & PROCESS
♢ Solid sterling silver (100% recycled)
♢ The rose and leaf 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 pressed the clay onto a real leaf to imprint the natural texture. 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 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. I added a little silver ball to the inside to look like a flower. The large half round shape at the bottom was also created by melting silver - this time in a controlled way to form a solid sphere.
♢ 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, no two are alike.
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♢ 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.