Size 2″ ht x 1 1/2″ wide
Handmade Copper & Silver Pendant
“Elizabeth” High Polish Finish
This is a handmade High Polish Two Tone “Elizabeth” Copper & Silver Pendant. It amazes me with each new design that I do what can be created from a simple piece of wire and some basic tools. The artist breathes life into a boring wire. It starts it’s incredible journey from wire to become this Copper & Silver Pendant. This is a keepsake to be handed down. The story starts with the artist but continues on its own unique journey with you the customer. It is a very cool feeling to be part of that. Each piece is unique to itself the 1st time and the fifth time you make it. That is because there is no machine making it and no matter how hard I try its impossible to create 2 exactly alike. That is the beauty of handmade.
It starts with 8″ of 14 gauge copper wire. I curl one end of the wire and go to the opposite end and start a smaller curl going the opposite direction. The wire then is formed around a 1″ mandrel. As I push the wire around the mandrel I have to force the wire to curl inside the 1″ and keep close to the outer wire. Once I have the wire close to where I want it. i flip it over upside down and use a planishing hammer I flatten the wire on an anvil I have to be careful that I keep the wire tightly nested inside of each other and maintain the round design. Tweak here and there to get it where I like it. I then take 2 small 4′ wire of Sterling Silver and bind the pendant design in two places. this helps secure the pendant shape. It is now ready for the finishing process.
Why buy from me?
Finishing this Copper Pendant is just as important as creating the piece. This is where some artist get in a hurry. They have spent all their time creating and now they want to start on the next project. I have learn this it what sets my work apart from others there is no shortcuts. I do not get in a hurry at the end. I want to make sure the buyer has a smooth snag free keepsake jewelry. I use a buffing machine and I go through a 6 step of using different finishing brushes. Once I am satisfied with the finish I then let it tumble for 12 hours to help work hard and burnish the shine further.
The brightness of my copper may not come across as clear in the photos as they are in your hand. I have spent much time perfecting my own technique for the finishing. I then seal it with a special lacquer coating used for outdoor sculpture work. If at any time the lacquer fails just simply contact me and send it back I will recoat for free.
Quality and your Satisfaction is my goal!
The uniqueness of this you will receive compliments every time you wear this Copper & Silver Pendant.
Comes with a rubber cord.
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Thanks for taking the time to look at my handmade High Polish Two Tone “Elizabeth” Copper & Silver Pendant.