Leland Blue Pendant in Sterling Silver
This pendant was created with a semi-translucent, swirly Leland Blue cabochon. (see below for an explanation of Leland blue.) Above it sits a solid sterling silver "gemstone" on a sunburst pattern background. The reverse side of the pendant is textured as well. Hung from an 18.5" oxidized sterling silver rolo chain with lobster clasp closure. The entire piece is oxidized with liver of sulphur & tumbled with a special medium for 12 hours to bring a soft matte finish to the metals, and also accentuate the highlights and bring dimension to the piece.
So what is "Leland Blue"? It's not a natural stone at all, it is actually slag – a waste product from the smelting process used in the late 1800s by the Leland Lake Superior Iron Company. For a more detailed explanation, read on: https://leelanau.com/leland-blue-stones/