Imagine it's a warm, sunny day and you see the lake beckoning through the pine trees. It's just a short walk through the grass to get to those cool, refreshing waters!
This is the image I attempted to capture in this handcrafted pendant.
The pendant is created from sterling silver and copper sheet metals. I sawed out the two pine trees and grass from the copper and gave them heavy texture using my hammer and graver. I sawed out an oval shape from sterling silver metal and gave the impression of water with more hammer strikes. I soldered the copper to the silver and sawed away the excess silver around the edges.
I soldered a sterling silver bezel cup at above the water and set a sunny yellow imperial topaz stone.
The pendant measures 1 3/4 inches long and 1 1/4 inches at its widest part.
At the top I drilled a hole and created a bail by wirewrapping a dark green chrysoberyl bead. The color of the bead reminds me of pine trees. It's a lovely shade of forest green. This link adds an inch to the pendant length.
An 18-inch sterling silver chain slips through the top loop of the link. It closes with a handcrafted hook and clasp.
The pendant and chain have an antique patina. It shows off all the textured details beautifully!