A Lovely Silver Clematis Leaf Pendant, set with a sparkling blue stone!
Each Silver Clematis Leaf Pendant is individually Handmade with love here in the Scottish Highlands.
We start by picking the fresh clematis leaves from the garden, then we work on reproducing each little detail, for instance in the veins.
As a result each pendant we make has its own special character.
We have made this Silver Clematis Leaf Pendant with a vibrant blue stone, which will catch the light.. Almost as the blue flowers of my clematis will do when it rains ! !
The Pendants & Earrings which we are making with real leaves are among our favorite items of jewellery. So if you love the leaves of a particular tree or plant, just ask & we’ll see what we can do !
This leaf measures approximately 4.5 cm and is on a 46 cm (18″) sterling silver chain.
It will be delivered 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.