The Swamp Magic Necklace
This listing is for a seriously special ONE OF A KIND pendant necklace. This necklace is an all encompassing piece, honoring many of the elements, and then some, from my Magic of the Swamp - Light Collection. All of the plants can be found gazing from a canoe on the swamp waters, in fact, all reference photos used to create each plant were ones I have personally taken.
Each plant meticulously hand fabricated out of sterling silver sheet and wire, hand drawn, sawed, filed, textured, and formed, to bring them to life. The plants depicted include, one large Palmetto Palm frond at the base (base texture made by rolling a found swamp feather into the sterling, then hand textured), with two Water Lily flowers resting a top of it. On the left side of the murky swamp stone (which I actually am unsure what it is exactly, maybe a piece of Serpentine? is my best guess - I accquired it from an old rock hounds collection at an antique store in California, and I fell head over heels with it and brought home every piece of this mystery stone - so yes, I have a few more to use down the line!), I have created a small batch of water Elephant Ears/Taro Plants, and a Cattail plant. On the right side of the stone, I created a grouping of Cypress Knees from a Bald Cypress Tree and one of my most favorite plants, a Spider Lily!! All of these elements given a high contrast black background, as if the plants are illuminated in a night swamp scene. But it doesn't end there. On the reverse side of the pendant, an alligator silhouette has been hand sawed out to show off the back side of the stone, and keep the keeper of the swamp close to your heart. My makers branding, as well as the 925 stamp, are atop a lone silver lily pad at the base of the pendant.
This beast of a pendant hangs from a handmade and stamped bail. The stamping pattern remains a consistent design on most all of the pieces in this collection. A light layer of patina has been added to heighten the contrast of this piece, it was given a cypress oil and wax coating to help keep it in place and to satisfy the senses of smells from the swamp.
This weighty pendant measures 3 1/2" tall and 2" wide, and weighs 2oz .
The stone itself measures 2 1/4" tall and 1 1/2" wide.
It currently hangs on an 18" douple rope chain, but can instead be hung from my standard roped chain (can be seen on any of my Python Protection/Venom necklaces) at your choice of length, 16", 18", or 20". I also intend on looking for an even thicker chain, which I think may compliment this beast even more, which I will update if found, BUT, in the meantime, this is how it comes!