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Plum Sacred Heart, a hand embossed repoussé metal pendant necklace, created from sheet pewter.

This piece is inspired by some of the vintage sacred heart images I have been sourcing recently. The sacred heart and thorn design is surrounded by a deep plum glaze. Embossed in pewter, stained with patinas and sealed with resin into a simple square bezel setting.

The metal pendant setting and chain are both lead and nickel free. The chain fastens with a lobster clasp.

Approximate sizes:
Outer including bail: 40mm x 32mm / 1.6” x 1.3”
Inner area: 30mm x 30mm / 1.2” x 1.2”

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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Using a metal tooling technique known as repoussé, I emboss each piece by hand in my Melbourne 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 - this process is wonderfully unpredictable, so 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 pendant is sealed into the backing with a layer 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.

Plum Sacred Heart : hand embossed repoussé metal pendant necklace


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: pewter, metal, sheet metal, patina, glass paint, resin, chain
  • Ships from Australia to select countries.
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