We do an awful lot of watering at our allotment, indeed any keen gardener I have ever met has a love hate relationship with watering their plants. Personally I love it - it stretches my back, improves my posture and gives me the opportunity to look closely at each plant on a daily basis, which I wouldn't do if I wasn't watering. This is a popular gift for gardeners
I made my own mould for this, so you won't find any quite the same, anywhere else
It is just the right size for a delicate necklace, a charm bracelet or even a keyring.
I use Art Clay Silver*, which, upon firing becomes fine silver; 999 silver rather than 925 - also known as pure silver.
The leaf texture on the reverse is applied by pressing a real leaf to the back of the wet clay after I've squished it into it's mould.
After drying and refining I fire it on my hob, or on my tiny kiln. I then solder some thick fine silver wire to it to create the handle. It's just like the watering can (only infinitely smaller!) we use at the allotment.
Because I mould them individually there will be slight variations in thickness.
Dimensions are approximately
Drop from chain (including the heavy-weight sterling jumpring) 19mm
Watering can height 15mm
Watering can width 17mm
Just under 2 grams of pure silver
Choose between a charm / pendant only, or with a chain
I only use natural light and take all pictures in my home, so I have used a variety of backgrounds to help display the colouration and avoid your disappointment. The coins included for scale in the photo are a UK penny and a USA 1 dime
Fine silver mini watering can - charm or 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.