Fine silver, patinated BB8 pendant, in two options
with a hidden bail, 22mm x 13mm, hangs 6mm from top, giving a drop of 16mm (approximately)
with a visible antenna, leading to a beaten jumpring. 3 clear faceted quartz within the antenna. 6mm internal diameter for the bail 35mm total drop
Option A just sold, but can be remade within a week - the patination will vary slightly - the purples achieved here were a happy accident!
The patination is created using liver of sulphur, which is neutralised using bicarbonate of soda, and then sealed with Renaissance Wax
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 ass certified recycled.
he 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.