Seashell silver pendant
Living on England's South Coast, I've spent many happy hours beach walking in all seasons on the shores of Hayling Island and I used a whelk shell I collected there as the model for this little silver pendant. This would make a perfect gift for anyone you know with a love for the seashore and shell collecting.
The pendant is formed from a piece of silver which I subtly textured to give a soft, rippled effect reminscent of a wave-washed sandy beach. Onto this background, I etched by hand a whelk shell design which I gently antiqued with a dark oxidising patina to bring out the detail, and then finished with microcrystalline wax, to resist tarnishing and finger prints. On the reverse side, the pendant is quality marked 999, which denotes fine silver. It is made from precious metal clay, a material which offers a more eco-friendly alternative to mined silver as it uses reclaimed silver. (To learn more about this, please take a look under the Silver Jewellery notes on my About page).
The pendant measures approximately 2 cm x 1.5 cm and is attached via a silver jump ring to a gently antiqued 18 inch, 925 sterling silver curb chain which fastens with a spring ring clasp and is quality marked 925.Each piece of Holaweg silver jewellery comes beautifully presented and ready to gift in a reusable, natural fibre fabric bag. You can see an example of this in the picture (please note, gift bag designs may vary slightly.)
So as to avoid another bit of single-use plastic going into landfill, where possible I will send your order in a neatly re-labled, re-used,clean padded envelope. But of course, please let me know if you'd prefer a new envelope instead and I will make sure that you get one.
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