Garnet Pine Cone Rose 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 pine cone head to make the rose shape. After drying and firing in the kiln, she added a slight patina to bring out the texture and dimension of the pine cone. On this piece, she added a garnet gem at the center of the rose. This piece hangs beautifully on a 16" black leather cord with a 2" sterling silver extension 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
- Necklace length: 16/18 Inches
- Materials used: PMC, precious metal clay, sterling silver clasp, leather cord, lobster claw clasp, extension chain, black leather cord, flower mold, flower impression, garnet cubic zirconia.