Sterling & Stone Necklace - "Oh My Little Chickadee"
If you have seen me at an inperson show, or at an open studio, I have probably told you that I especially like to work with stones that make me stop and say "Ooohhh." Oh yes, this one surely did. I saw a tiny little chickadee in the stone - just waiting to take flight. Can you see it? I see it as leaving a thicket, perhaps even in the winter. Oh, the stories you can write based on just this little stone.
This jasper stone has been set in sterling silver, which I gave a patina and then a matte finish, leaving the patina in the low spots. I just wanted to keep it simple on this one - to let the stone shine. Rustic and refined.
The pendant itself is about 1 3/4" in length and a wee bit over 1 1/4" in width at it's widest. I have suspended it on my favorite 18" sterling silver snake chain, but if you would like a different length, just note it at check out in the comments.
All of my jewelry is made, one at a time & one of a kind, in my little northern Michigan studio using timeless methods of hand crafting with sterling and stone. Your new piece comes packaged in a handmade cloth pouch, suitable for gifting. I hope you truly love your new jewelry!!
Caring for your new jewelry is easy. The best way to care for it, is to wear it!! Jewelry that is worn tarnishes more slowly, so wear and enjoy.
Should you notice a bit of tarnish, you may use a Sunshine Cloth or any other dry polish cloths. Please avoid any pastes or liquids when polishing. If you have a piece with stones, please note that anything liquid or paste may harm the stones or discolor them.
If trying to sanitize, sterling silver jewelry may be wiped gently with alcohol. Avoid rubbing alcohol on the stones - I can't guarantee the results. Please also avoid using bleach on sterling silver, as it will turn black. If it does, a polish with a Sunshine cloth will have it good as new!!