Handmade Botanical Necklace, Rustic Antiqued Silver, Flower Jewelry
This is one of my favorites! It looks like it could be an heirloom piece, but is actually made to order.
This gorgeous pendant features thistles with great details.
The edges of this piece are intentionally "rough" to create the weathered look that I love. If you would prefer clean edges, just let me know.
Each piece is handmade from fine silver, and hangs from an 18 inch sterling silver box chain.
Not familiar with fine silver? Here are the facts:
Fine silver has a higher silver content than sterling silver.
Fine silver is more valuable than sterling.
Due to being 99.9% pure silver, these pieces will not tarnish nearly as quickly as sterling.
This pendant was formed from a mold of an antique button. It was fired in my studio kiln at over 1500 degrees before being filed, polished, patinated, and polished again. I have hand finished this piece by leaving an antiqued finish on the lower spots, and spot polishing the highlights. The result is a one-of-a-kind piece with gorgeous dimension.
A perfect gift for someone special in your life! And don't worry - gifts for yourself are well deserved too!
Don't forget to add a polishing cloth to keep your treasure perfect. I recommend only lightly buffing the raised portions of your pendant, as to not disturb the intentional lowlights.