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 large pendant was created on a base of 2 layers of 21 gauge sterling silver sheet. Each layer is sawed by hand. A large oval clear resin cab filled with moss & lichen is the focal, & is set in a serrated bezel. The cab is encircled with a cast sterling silver twig, 2 cast poppy seed pods, & an offset rutilated quartz cabochon filled with silky golden rutiles. A cast sterling silver twig is soldered to the back for a bail. This is a hefty, substantial piece, & measures 2" tall & 2 1/4" wide. 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.