Silver Insect Pendant – A Sleek Insect!
- Handmade necklace of fine silver (99% silver)
- Art Deco Style
- Nature Theme
- Topaz CZ
- Pendant measures 1″ x 1″
- Chain is 24″ long
- Signed by artist
- One of a kind
How is this Art Deco silver insect pendant made?
Have you heard of silver metal clay? Silver metal clay contains small particles of silver mixed with a binder. The artist forms the clay into the design she wants. She sculpts it and carves it creating this sleek silver insect.
Then she places an amber CZ (cubic zirconia) in the setting before the necklace is fired in the kiln. The CZ withstands the heat and keeps its color in the kiln. Next the pendant is dried, sanded and fired in a hot kiln. The silver clay particles meld into solid silver called ‘fine’ silver. ‘Fine’ silver,made of 99% silver, does not tarnish as rapidly as Sterling Silver. The patina goes on the silver pendant with buffing the last stage.
A Little Bit of History
Throughout history artists use nature as inspiration for jewelry. The Art Deco period, known for the stylized insect forms became the inspiration for this silver pendant. King Tut’s tomb opening as well as motifs from China, India and Japan influenced the design of this period and added to the flavor of the period. One never gets tired of the clean linear lines, the geometry and the graphic quality of the designs.
Care of silver pendant
Note: All metal tarnishes with time. Use a soft polishing cloth or pad to clean. Be careful to keep the intended patina.