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Skull & Graveworm, a hand embossed anatomical metal pendant necklace, created from sheet pewter.

Inspired by memento mori images on medieval tombs, this skull design has a graveworm snaking out of his jaws and fading away behind him. Embossed in pewter, stained with patinas and sealed with resin into a simple circle bezel setting.
The metal pendant setting and chain are both lead and nickel free. The chain fastens with a lobster clasp.

Approximate sizes:
Pendant outside measurement (not including top loop): 3.2cm x 3.2cm x 0.4cm / 1.25” x 1.25” x 0.15”
Chain total length: 61cm / 24”
If you would like the chain length altered before shipping, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you.

All pieces ship ready to wear (unless otherwise noted). I try to take photos of my pieces from several different angles to show the way the light interacts with the metal surface and paint, and the three-dimensional embossed shapes and textures (any props/easels in the photographs are for display only and are not included in the listing).

This item will be shipped to you regular airmail, which takes approx 3-4 working days to Australian locations and 7-10 working days to International locations. Please let me know if you would like the item shipped express, with tracking or with insurance.
I do ship worldwide wherever possible though I have not included shipping costs for all countries – if a shipping cost for your country is not listed, please contact me and I will give you a quote.

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A CURIOUS ELIXIR : AN ALCHEMICAL TRANSFORMATION OF PEWTER INTO UNIQUE ARTWORKS

Using a metal tooling technique known as repoussé, I emboss each piece by hand in my studio. After pressing the design into the pewter sheet, the surface is etched, bumped, scratched, marked, doused with a dark patinating solution and then polished back to give it a tarnished, aged look, leaving the metal surface stained with tones of blacks, browns, blues, golds and silvers – because this process is unpredictable, every piece is completely unique. The piece is then finished with gems, glass paint, enamels, iridescent pigments and sometimes patterned origami papers or vintage engraving imagery. Each wall piece is sealed with a layer of crystalline wax to protect the surface, mounted on mdf panel and framed up ready to hang. Each pendant is sealed into its backing with layers of crystal clear resin.

I may sometimes reuse patterns though I never use a stamp or machine embosser to create my artworks – every piece of metal art in this shop is handmade and one of a kind.

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Please contact me if you are interested in a custom order. I combine shipping for multiple purchases. If your location is not listed in the shipping costs area, please contact me and I can give you a shipping estimate.

Skull & Graveworm : hand embossed anatomical metal pendant necklace


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