Beautiful handcrafted silver oak leaf pendant made using a small oak leaf given to me from a tree in Calke Abbey.
These leaves are unique pieces as I use silver clay made into a paste. This is then coated onto a freshly picked or found leaf and left to dry. Over a number of days, layer upon layer is added until the piece is thick enough. Then it is placed into a kiln where the leaf will burn away leaving behind the imprint in solid silver. At this stage it is no longer fragile and can be turned into a pendant.
Unique piece, as it is an imprint of an indivual leaf
Fancy bail to hold the leaf to the chain
Complete with sterling silver mini snake chain (50cm)
Length of leaf = 30mm
Chain length = 50cm
Buying as a gift?
Presented in a gift box made from recycled card, hand stamped with my logo
If you want a gift message adding then include this in the "any special instructions/gift message" section during checkout.
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Caring for your silver jewellery
Your silver jewellery should last a lifetime if cared for properly.
You can ensure this by following these top tips:
Avoid contact with any liquids or gels, cleaning solutions, moisturisers, perfumes and chemicals.
Remove your jewellery when cleaning or going to places like swimming pools & jacuzzis!
Store your jewellery in an air tight container when it is not being worn as this will reduce any humidity & its contact with the air
Your jewellery should be the last thing you put on when getting ready!
However, if your silver does become tarnished then you can polish it with a silver cleaning cloth. This has been impregnated with silver polish to remove the tarnish and restore the sparkle. You can buy one here.
It is the additional metals in sterling silver (925), usually copper, that causes the silver to tarnish. Since your piece is made from fine silver (999) it has a higher silver content, therefore in theory it should tarnish less!