Discovery - Bronze Sea Shell Pendant
Discovery – Bronze Sea Shell Pendant chain is 20 inches and closes with a custom silver hook an eye clasp. The focal bead is 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. The focal bead is made of bronze metal clay.
The design based on an actual shell found on the beach represents man’s ongoing search to discover his world. The sea offers many opportunities for discovery.
Making the Discovery - Bronze Sea Shell Pendant
Bronze metal clay formed Discovery- Bronze Sea Shell.
A little about metal clay: Micro-filaments of metal combine with a binder and water to become metal clay. The designer forms the clay into a design and fires it in a hot kiln. During the firing process binder burns away. The micro-filaments of metal fuse to become a solid metal so the polished pieces become necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings.
A little about the silver colored beads: The beads, handmade in Nigeria in the late 20th century are a mixture of metals readily available at the time of production. They were formed using the lost wax method.
About The Ancient Influences Collection
Throughout time men and women adorn themselves for a variety of reasons. We chose wood, metal, shells, glass, and gems – almost anything that captured imagination so that we could dream. The Ancient Influences Collection becomes a part of that dream.
This Ancient Influences Jewelry Collection is based on feelings and actions that exist through time. The names of individual pieces include bundling, loving, gathering and sharing because they reflect ancient values as well as today.
Metal clay is a relatively new way to create in metal. The finished pieces in this collection are based on ancient influences. Combining metal, wood and stones with texture brings you a variety of jewelry. Each hand made piece is unique so that each person wearing it shows their individuality.