Golden Rain Teardrop Necklace
This golden rain teardrop necklace is made from impressing a leaf from a Golden Rain Tree into fine silver metal clay. A patina was applied to the pendant to highlight the lovely veining of the leaf.
Length is 17 1/2 inches.
Pendant is 1 inch by 5/8 inch.
Sterling silver double cable chain.
2mm turquoise beads.
Sterling silver hook clasp.
Fine silver metal clay consists of fine silver particles suspended in an organic binder. After forming, drying and refining the piece is fired in a kiln. During this time the binder burns off and the result is a piece that is .999 pure silver. After firing it has been tumbled to bring out the silver shine. Lastly it has been dipped in an oxidizing agent and the piece has been polished by hand to bring out the beautiful details of the textures.