Hand sculpted twig and leaf necklace with silver blossoms


Product Code: 31294f

Stock Level: 1

Entirely hand crafted and one of a kind twig necklace featuring pure silver blossoms and a Peridot green cubic zirconia gemstone. 

The central curved and naturalistic feature of this one of a kind necklace has been entirely hand crafted by me and features a curved and textured twig with tiny side branches and is adorned with hand sculpted leaves and tiny balled buds.  It has been cold riveted with pure silver blossoms and has been set with a beautifully sparkly Peridot green cubic zirconia facted gemstone.

The necklace has been made by me in a pink bronze metal clay called Desert Sun, which has a high copper content, but is officially a bronze.  So I think it would satisfy both requirements for either a bronze, or copper piece.  The silver flowers have been riveted with copper balled rivets and the chain is a nice quality solid copper figaro chain, which fastens with my own hand crafted hook and loop clasp.

This special piece represents many hours of painstaking work with tweezers and a magnifier to hand sculp and place the components and is worked on in several stages over a few days and this level of work is consequently represented in the price.

The central twig section measures 73mm (2.9") straight across (longer when following the curve, as will be done when fitting the necklace) and the largest flower is 11mm (0.4") in diameter. 

The chain length will be fnished to order for you, so please let me have your required necklace length during checkout - I would suggest that it is worn at collarbone length, so something in the region of 17" or 18" overall.

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What is metal clay?

Metal clay (now available in base metals like copper, bronze, iron, steel and brass and precious metals like silver and even gold) is a clay like medium made from tiny particles of metal, combined with an organic binder and made into a pliable clay or paste with water. After working with the clay-like medium to form the article, it is thoroughly dried to remove all of the water, the shape is further refined and then fired at very high temperature in a kiln to both burn off the binders and to cause the metal particles to fuse together as solid metal - this firing takes a full day to complete - at which time I tend to work with crossed fingers, hoping that the kiln gods are smiling on me that day and it fires successfully.   Not everything does.

Please note that due to the value and unique nature of this item, it will be posted Special Delivery within the UK (which will require signature on delivery) or by a signed for International service where the service is available.  There is no additional charge for this, it is my preference to send it in this manner.

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