Trees are such an inspiration of strength. They endure sometimes for hundreds of years, always growing and always beautiful. They provide life by producing oxygen. They provide homes for birds and squirrels and even some orchids that only grow on trees. They provide shade from the heat. Some trees are host plants for certain butterflies and also give shelter to butterflies during the rain. Certain plants cannot survive unless attached to a tree. Just sitting under a beautiful tree and gazing up at the leaves rustling in the wind is soothing and calming. To me, trees are one of the most amazing and versatile creations of nature and for that reason I love creating wearable art based on trees.
I handcrafted this piece by blending 999 Fine Silver with 925 Sterling Silver to achieve a 960 Silver content which has strength but less tendency to tarnish. I hand sculpted the tree and layered the branches over the sides, tops and bottoms and carried that through to the back of the pendant. I hand carved all the lines in the trunk and each individual branch. As I was hand polishing this piece the name "Everlasting Strength" came into my mind and I knew that was the perfect name for this one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art.
The final step in the creation of "Everlasting Strength" was I hand set the genuine gemstones of Rhodoschriste, Opal, and Adventurine. I will not make another piece like this one so the wearer not only has a hand crafted piece but also something they will never see anyone else wearing.
I include an 18" 925 Sterling Silver Omega chain. I also beautifully box each item. I hope the wearer of this piece will feel the resilience, strength and beauty that trees represent.
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Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
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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.