Mermaid's Treasure Pendant
One of the principals that I hold myself to in my creation process is to minimise and reduce waste wherever possible. I delight in bringing new life to items that are overlooked or would otherwise end up in landfill, adore searching through op-shops for pieces that can be transformed, and dismantling second-hand pieces. Each piece has a story, a history of the hands it has passed through in order to get to me. My favourite target for this 'glow-up' transformation has been decorative and collectible spoons. Yes, the same spoons your Nanna has gathering dust on that wooden hanger, and the same ones you have buried under everything else in the cuterly drawer!
Each transformation is different, as there are so many designs! This particular pendant has been lovingly selected for the wonderful clamshell design, reminiscent of a jewel in a mermaid's crown. A single dark pearl and crystal bead has been added as a drop in the cup of the shell design - simple but elegant. It has been hung on a 925 Sterling silver chain.
The pendant itself is a little over 2.5cm long. The chain and the pendant weigh almost exactly 6 grams all up. The chain itself has a drop of 22cm, from clasp to pendant.
Due to the nature of this piece, the metals are unknown, save for the additions I have personally made. All items on this store are hand made, and due to the nature of this, there may be minor deviations from the item pictured. While all care is taken with my work, minor changes like pattern placement are inevitable, especially between ring sizes. Small changes can also be present between items made in batches, often due to the nature of the materials used.
Materials: Mixed metals, 925 sterling silver, pearl and crystal
Colour: Silver tone
Chain: 22cm drop from clasp to jump ring