A Lovely Silver Blackberry Leaf Pendant, with an Onyx blackberry!
This handmade Silver Blackberry Leaf Pendant has been made using a real leaf, which I picked from my garden! We love the spring and summer when there’s an abundance of leaves to use!
There is a lovely Black Onyx Gemstone set in this Silver Leaf Pendant to represent a blackberry. It has also been artificially antiqued. We like to do this because this treatment makes every detail of the original leaf stand out.
The leaf pendants and earrings are one of our favourite things to make and they can have a variety of different gemstones added! Do you have a favourite gemstone or leaf? If so, just ask us and we will see what we can do for you!
The leaf measures approximately 6.25cm and is on a 46cm (18″) black leather cord with sterling silver clasp.
Supplied in one of our gift boxes, which are made of recycled card by a UK company.
All of our Handmade Silver and Bronze Items are made using a substance called Metal Clay. Consisting of very fine, recycled metal particles that are mixed with an organic binder it makes a material that looks and feels much like pottery clay.
This clay is air dried first, then it is fired in a kiln, at temperatures exceeding 800 degrees Celsius. This process causes the binder to burn away and the metal particles to fuse together.
The result of this firing is a new piece of metal in whatever shape we happen to have sculpted or moulded it. It’s simply magic!
Any piece of Silver marketed in the UK, that is over a weight of 7.78 grams, has to be tested and Hallmarked by an official Assay Office to be sold legally . So, as we are registered with the Edinburgh Assay Office, our heavier creations bear our personal Hallmark.
Commonly Sterling Silver is the most widely seen form and is 925 parts silver in 1000, the rest being cooper, which is added to give the metal more strength. Therefore, our chains, earring wires and other findings used on these pieces are sterling silver and are purchased from UK companies.
However our own handmade elements are of a purer quality, being .999 or .960 Silver.