A fine silver pendant, made from a mould I took from one of Nan's special buttons* (we think this was one of Aunt Margo's)
I've also made a fine silver clematis, and set a tiny 2mm tsavorite within it.
The resulting pendant is 23mm in diameter with the hidden bail set at 6mm.
Choose to buy the pendant alone, or with a snake chain similar to the one pictured
I use Liver of Sulphur to oxidise the silver, and then Renaissance Wax to seal and protect it.
This isn't hallmarked, as it is below the required weight.
*I inherited my gran's button box, filled with treasures and family history, including a tin filled with what she called her 'specials' - buttons she saved from the people that she loved most who were no longer with us - her sister Margo, her Auntie Ethel and her son, my Uncle Chris.
This pendant has been made using a mould I created with one of the attractive buttons that would have been either Margo's or Great, Great Auntie Ethel. (I can just remember my GGA Ethel, and her catch phrase of 'am I doing it right' as she won at cards)
Clematis and gemstone button pendant - tsavorite
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.