Silver Linings Leaf Necklace
These limited edition of works have been cast in silver from foraged and collected little botanicals I have gathered from my backyard and on my frequent meandering walks.
This pendant features a cast silver leaf featuring the incredible detailing of the texture naturally occurring on these plants. I believe this leaf is from the Peperonia Rugosa variety. (Hardy succulent type plants) The pendant is heavier than you would expect from a cast leaf and hangs comfortably.
Incredibly enjoyable to create, and very time consuming. To cast these little wonders, I attach a number of leaves to a wax sprue. The wax is then placed into a cylinder and filled with a liquid investment plaster that sets overnight. The cylinder mould is then placed upside down in a kiln and heated up until the leaf and wax sprues have completely burned away. Using a centrifugal casting machine recycled sterling silver is spun into the mould taking on the exact shape of the leaf left in the plaster. I then saw off the sprue and add piece of chenier to act as the bail (the piece that you thread the chain through). Each process done with care and accuracy with some of the pieces not casting exactly as I would like! These earrings were a great success.
Dimensions – This beautiful leaf measures approximately 20mm high X 15mm wide (at its highest and widest points) Created entirely from reclaimed and recycled Sterling Silver, The Gauge (thickness) of the silver is over 1mm making the piece strong and durable.
Made with lots of love, care, heart and soul.
This pendant is ‘ready to go’ so please enjoy prompt shipping! This piece is part of a limited edition series where I have duplicated this design. Each will be slightly different, but all to a high standard.
RGSilver Products always come packaged which is also perfect for gift giving.
This pendant comes with a fine, excellent quality sterling silver chain. (you have a choice of lengths- see images below for an idea of where each chain length will sit)
The different chain options on the beautiful model Zara Wilson. 45cm, 50cm and 55cm.