Using 999 Fine silver (PMC - see below), I first hand crafted the backplate. I then drew the beautiful butterfly and then using a tiny brush and Fine Silver that is the consistency of acrylic paint, I painted layer upon layer of silver. This method raised the butterfly design to where when I was done it looked etched. I used a patina to bring out the detail, hand polished the piece and then set a stunning genuine Blue Topaz. I like to make the back pretty as well and either sign the piece or add my logo. The last picture is of the back of the pendant. The pendant comes with an 18" 925 Sterling Silver box chain. Chains are also available in 20" & 24" for a small additional cost
"What is PMC?" PMC (Precious Metal Clay) is a medium where they take solid metal, grind it to micro fine particles then add organic binder to it to give the medium "clay" like properties. PMC allows me to create pieces by sculpting, carving & texturing through the use of scalpels, wood carving tools, and anything that has a unique texture. This is similar to pottery only I am working with precious metals such as .999 Fine silver, 22K Gold, .925 Sterling Silver and base metals such as Copper & Bronze. Once I have finished sculpting the piece I then fire it in a Kiln at 1650 degrees for 2 hours which burns off the organic matter and returns the medium back to the solid metal. At this point I can treat it as the solid metal that it is by soldering, hammering, sawing or any techniques used with traditional sheet metal.
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Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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For holidays I am offering holiday themed gift wrapping for $2 with a hand written name tag or personal message. I can offer all holiday wrapping including Birthdays, Anniversary, Christmas, etc. Be sure to leave me a note for which holiday wrapping you desire if it is not for Christmas. At no additional charge I package all items in beautiful boxes with ribbons. Unless you wish to wrap with specific paper yourself, you can present the item in the original packaging as I also make sure there are no price tags on the item itself. These gift wrap options allow you to have the gift sent directly to the recipient.
You should never use liquid silver cleaner. LIQUID silver cleaner is very harsh and can harm the metal over time as well as remove any patinas that were put on the piece intentionally. Body oils, hairspray, perfume, makeup...just to name a few...can cause Sterling to tarnish so use mild soap and water to clean the piece after wearing. Everyone's body chemistry is different and some people can wear sterling for years without tarnishing it. I personally have high acid content so I can tarnish a chain around my neck in one day. The best way to remove tarnish is with a Moonshine Jewelry Polishing Cloth. I will be offering these for sale in the future.