Seller: Silvan Arts
Offered: This Medieval inspired Fleur de lis necklace features a gorgeous natural citrine briolette. The textured sterling silver chain is 18 inches long and has been oxidized to bring out the details. The pendant hangs approx. 1 and 1/4 inch. All other components are sterling silver.
These unique items are made from metal clay. Metal clay is made from eco-friendly reclaimed silver. The pure silver particles recovered from the photo developing process and mixed with a binder made of water and plant-based organic materials. In raw form, it's malleable like clay. When fired, it becomes a fine [.999] silver piece of metal.
Every piece is unique. Each piece is made from raw silver with loving care and attention to every detail from start to finish by hand. They are shaped, sanded, and fired in a kiln at 1650 degrees for hours for maximum strength and durability. They are then hand polished, tumbled with steel shot for more shine and work-hardened strength, then oxidized and polished by hand again. The finished product is 99.9% pure fine silver that does not tarnish as easily as sterling. Tiny lines and flaws are characteristic of metal clay and add to its artisan feel. No two pieces are ever alike.
Opening bid: $30
Auction ends at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, December 15th 2011
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