The Woodland Collection - Lichen & Moss Terrarium Pendant in Sterling Silver
New for Autumn 2020, the Woodland collection features handcrafted one-of-a-kind sterling silver jewelry inspired by terrariums & the forest floor. You'll find clear domed resin cabochons filled with moss bark & lichen, cast sterling silver twigs, leaves, toadstools, seeds & pinecones. Acorns & gingko leaves are sawed and stamped by hand. There are golden brass fallen leaves, semiprecious gemstones, insect wings & more!
This pendant was created on a base of 2 layers of 21 gauge sterling silver sheet. Each layer is sawed by hand. A large round, dome-shaped clear resin cab filled with moss & lichen is the focal, & is set in a serrated bezel. A cast sterling silver twig encircles the cab, and 3 hand stamped evergreen tree cutouts are soldered at the top as a "crown", along with 2 tiny silver balls. This pendant measures 1 1/4" wide & 2" tall. Suspended from an 18" sterling silver rolo chain & finished with a lobster clasp closure. The entire piece is oxidized in liver of sulphur, burnished & hardened in a tumbler, & then polished by hand to bring out shine & the highlights of the silver.