Sterling silver, hammered heart necklace
Nothing goes to waste in my life, so when I get to the end of a length of bangle wire, I like to make something with it. The amount I have left over dictates the size of the pendant
This hammered heart is made using a piece of 2mm sterling wire, that wasn't long enough to form a ring. I formed the heart, soldering, filing and sanding, then hammering it front and back for extra sparkle (so shiny it's literally gleaming in one of the photos!)
This has an unusual chain included within it; a 16 inch, long-link curb chain, but if you would prefer to buy just the pendant, you can do so in the variations.
Although I will make more of these, they are always individual and unique.
This one measures 21mm x 20mm
NB - not hallmarked, as it is below the required weight.
Hollow, hammered heart necklace
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.