This little oak branch featuring tiny acorns was found on the field edge at the woods near my home after a recent storm. As I felt it had a wonderful shape and unique textures, I decided to electroform it in copper before giving it a fine silver plating to immortalise it forever. This one of a kind pendant would make a great gift for someone who loves walking or for a gardener.
I'm always on the look out for organic treasures from Mother Nature to use in my work and this tiny wood branch with miniature acorns seemed ideal for preserving in my copper cauldron through a technique called electroforming. Electroforming is when electricity and metal converge in a electrolyte solution and are magically drawn to an organic item that has been sealed in a conductive paint.
Once the item was encapsulated in a shiny and sturdy layer of copper, I treated it to a different bath where a thick fine silver layer is conducted onto the copper surface. Once finished, I then gave the pendant to a deep oxidisation to highlight the textures and polished it further to let some of the beautiful silver tones shine through. It is completed with two layers of jewellery grade lacquer to maintain its natural lustre.
All of the treasures from nature I use in my creations have been collected with the utmost thought and consideration to the environment.
The pendant measures about 3.5 cm tall and about 2.5 cm wide. Available on a chain in a choice of lengths. For a handy guide to choosing the right necklace length for you, please visit:
Delivered in a rustic hand-stamped recycled paper gift box wrapped and tied with twine, so you don't need to re-wrap your item if it is a present. I can also add a FREE hand-written gift card with your special message to the recipient. Please convo me or include your words of wisdom in the message section at checkout.
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Materials: Wood, Copper, Silver.