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 1 layer of 24 gauge sterling silver sheet & a rectangular back layer of 21 gauge sheet. Each layer is sawed by hand. An oval, dome-shaped clear resin cab filled with moss & lichen is the focal, & is set in a fancy gallery wire bezel. The cab is adorned with hand stamped & sawed Art Deco decorations. A beaded silver wire bail is soldered to the back. This pendant measures 1" wide & 1 1 1/2" 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.