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  • If you have a button that has similar meaning to you, I can take a mould from it and create one or a number of smaller replicas for you  - please contact me to discuss this.

     

    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 who were no longer with us - her sister Margo, her Auntie Ethel and her son, my Uncle Chris. 

     

    This pendant has been made Made from Art Clay Silver* 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)

     

    I've used 925 sterling silver for the hidden bail

    Dimensions are 15mm x 15mm. It will hang at 12mm and it weighs 2.4g approximately, which means it is unhallmarked
    Choose pendant only, or include a 16 inch

    Notes...

    Photographed with a USA dime and a UK penny for scale

    *I use Art Clay Silver,  which, upon firing becomes fine silver; 999 silver rather than 925 - also known as pure silver.   This texture is applied through rolling it over a texture sheet, cutting out the shape and then after drying and refining I fire it on my hob. You can see videos of this process on my Facebook page and a longer post about the whole thing on my Wordpress account.


    Once its fired, I decide how I want to hang the resulting 99.9% pure silver pieces, and in this case decided on a hidden bail. I mill, saw and file this, solder it on, then polish.
    Finally I applied a patination, using a traditional method (liver of sulphur) and after a further, finishing polish, applied a light layer of renaissance wax to protect the shading.


    *Art Clay Silver utilises the waste from traditional silver manufacture yet, upon firing, becomes fine silver; 999 silver rather than 925 - also known as pure silver.  It's a magical, alchemical process - I've more details on my various social media sites and a (rubbish!) video of the clay firing on youtube, wordpress and facebook.
    ( Here https://www.facebook.com/DawnGillDesigns/videos/647565682068418 ) 
    I only use natural light and take all pictures in my kitchen, so I