Returning favorite design from 2019: the Traditional Grin!
Etching the surface of the silver created a more organic texture and allowed me to add fine details like the ribs (segment lines), the veins in the leaf, and the lines on the stem. The pumpkin is also adorned with curly pumpkin vines, one of which creates the loop for the chain. The stone is carnelian, and was specifically chosen due to it's coloration and translucency. This allows the carved face to glow through the stone so well, revealing the pale range gradient that cause the light to resemble a flickering candle. While laying flat it looks like a plain pumpkin, but with light behind it the carved face glows through the carnelian stone just like a jack-o-lantern.
This particular Great Pumpkin Pendant features a carved classic jack-o-lantern grin. All of the silver has been oxidized, a process which creates the blackened or antiqued appearance on silver. The raised points have been polished to shine, while the low points retain the oxidized color to show off the depth and details. All metal used in this piece is sterling silver.
This pendant measure 1.5" tall and 1.1" wide at it's widest point.
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This item is already made, and will be shipped 3-5 business days after the payment is processed. Shipping options will be available to choose upon check-out.
A few notes on caring for oxidized sterling silver: oxidized patina on sterling silver isn't particularly durable to long-term exposure to water (like bathing or swimming) or a lot of scrubbing, as friction is the way to polish silver to shine. Constant exposure to tasks such as hand washing, bathing, swimming, washing dishes, etc., will slowly wear away the oxidized patina leaving a shiny silver finish.
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