I ADORE Doctor Who.
Sometimes I think the only reason I started playing with silver clay was to satisfy my geeky side :-)
I have some official BBC moulds and usedthem to create mini replica Daleks, K9, Cyberman helmets and of course the TARDIS from fine silver*.
Of course, the TARDIS in this case isn't blue; it's rather more battered having been travelling through time and relative dimension in space to get to this photograph.
The listing price is, for 1 pendant only in your choice of design and finish; I have photographed a variety so that you can see the difference that patination makes and that each one made will be slightly different, due to being handcrafted.
***I make these to order, usually within a week - I don't usually have lots ready, although I am trying to keep three or four at all times, I have a number listed because these are very popular at the moment***
I prefer all my pendants to be patinated, giving the TARDIS the extra touch of batteredness that I believe she warrants, and the other pieces the look of having engaged in battle, but if you would prefer one all super shiny and new looking; let me know; If I'm put of stock these will take me up to 10 days to make and dispatch - if you are in a hurry, message me to see where I'm at with them. Bow tie, braces or super long scarf when you unwrap it, optional :-)
Since making my first batch, I've got slightly more proficient with the application of liver of sulphur, and can aim for a blue tint to your patination if you prefer. I remember Dr Who in black and white, so both work for me, but if you'd like more of a blue than black tinge to the patination, just tell me in your comments and I will do my best.
(I like to wear my TARDIS when I feel I might want to be rescued / whisked away, and my Dalek when I want something scary in my corner!)
Dimensions are (approximately)
TARDIS 30mm x 16mm
Dalek 28 mm x 17mm
K9 34mm x 20mm
Cyberman (helmet) 25mm x 22mm
This listing includes a delicate chain, 18 or 16 inches (40.5cm or 46cm). Usually it's the same as in the photos, but at the moment my supplier is on lockdown, so I may have to substitute for a different style. Let me know which size you'd like - If you'd prefer a leather or hemp thong, I can switch it, and if you'd like to upgrade to a thicker chain, then let me know and I'll send you some option photos / pricing.
* This fine silver is ArtClaySilver, which starts life as silver dust, reclaimed from the refinement process, in Japan, and then with the addition of a natural binding agent, becomes a clay. I can then mould and form it as one would a traditional clay, firing it on a gas hob, or kiln. At this point the binder burn away, the clay shrinks approximately 10% and becomes 99.9% silver. I have (rather rubbish!) videos of this process on my facebook page and Youtube channel.
Doctor Doctor. Fine silver TARDIS / Dalek / Cyberman / K9
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.