Daisy, Daisy.....I love daisies - simple, uncomplicated flowers, welcoming to the insect world and stubborn survivors. It always surprises and disappoints me when people don't want them in their lawn.
This has been made from recycled sterling silver wire, that I rolled then hammered, before shaping and soldering.
I then added a handmade fine silver bezel, and sterling bail, before polishing, tumbling and setting the stone.
I selected a lovely, smooth, dusky pink tourmaline, that's exactly the shade of the backs of these daisies, that #LovelySue grows
The total diameter of the petals is 27mm with the stone being approximately 9 x 7mm at the largest and smallest points.
I've hung this pendant on a medium weight (5.7g) ball sterling chain 18 inches (46 cm), but you can opt to buy it without the chain if you prefer
This is a style I love that's fun and easy to wear, and very popular with people of all ages.
All the silver used when making my pendants is certified eco, recycled sterling silver.
This isn't hallmarked, as it is below the required weight at 3.8g including the stone
Daisy inspired free form tourmaline pendant
Sterling Silver will eventually oxidise or tarnish. It's a natural process that can be slowed down by regular wear and by keeping unworn items away from the atmosphere. If you leave your jewellery out on display, this oxidisation will be faster. You can polish up your items, with a soft cloth, some silver polish, or a buffing cloth such as Town Talk, which is readily available from any high street jewellers in the UK
Fine silver is 99.9% silver, and because of this the tarnish rate is much, much slower. Again, a buff should do the job for polishing it back up. If I have patinated your silver already, be gentle when buffing!
Each piece should stand up to regular wear, but , as with all jewellery, please remove it before washing, using chemicals or applying perfume etc
Apply body lotion and perfume a few minutes before putting on your jewellery to help slow down tarnish
The sterling silver used in these items was sold to me by my bullion dealer as certified recycled.
The gemstones I use have been sold to me by reputable dealers as untreated (unless stated specifically in the listing). They are a natural, organic creation from the earth and each one will be slightly different. You can see examples of this on my Facebook page.
I select the stones that I think go together best for each project, hence my comments that each item is individual.