Garnet Aster Flower Necklace
Handcrafted in Livingston, MT by Maria Gotta from her Nature Inspired Series, this darling necklace she made by first making a mold using a dried Aster flower head from her garden. After drying and firing in the kiln, she added a slight patina to bring out the texture and dimension of the flower. On this piece, she textured the back with a floral pattern and NEST logo stamp. This piece hangs beautifully on an 18" sterling silver bead chain.
Maria's original silver jewelry is created using PMC (precious metal clay). PMC is made with recycled microscopic particles of fine silver and an organic binder. After she molds and textures the silver clay, the piece is then dried and fired in a kiln. While in the kiln the organic binder, that is the clay, burns off and we are left with 99.9% silver. Each piece is then buffed to a shiny silver, with a slight patina to bring out details in the impression. Once the piece is finished, she adorns each pendant with a leather cord or a sterling silver bead chain, while the earrings receive handcrafted ear wires. Since each piece is handmade, imperfections will exist. This contributes to each piece's own uniqueness.
- 1/2" handmade sterling silver pendant
- Garnet gem placed at its center
- Materials used: PMC, precious metal clay, sterling silver clasp, lobster claw clasp, extension chain, flower mold, flower impression, garnet cubic zirconia.