Artisan Original Tiny Painting Encased in Sterling Silver & Glass, Books, Reading, Quote, Chunky Statement Necklace, Hand Stamped, Bookworm

Artisan Original Tiny Painting Encased in Sterling Silver & Glass, Books, Readin...

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Overview

Materials

Glass, Paper, Silver

Gemstone: Garnet

Dimensions

Necklace length: 17 Inches; Pendant height: 1 Inches; Pendant width: 1 Inches

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Handmade item

Recycled: No

Style: Mid-century

Can be personalized: Yes

Spinner: No

Description

This piece started as a tiny drawing, then to an original watercolor painting of an open book, with shades of pink, maroon, and garnet in the background. After the painting dried, I then covered it in gesso (to make it waterproof and durable), and made a custom pendant frame out of solid sterling silver. I placed the painting in the pendant, then covered it with a thick piece of glass... the perfect wearable art! The silver has been oxidized and antiqued, and the work is quite rustic. You will see (intentional) solder lines, uneven design, and yet, it fits together with strength and dignity. The handmade pendant has this stamped on the reverse:

"To the girl who reads by flashlight, who sees dragons in the clouds, who feels most alive in worlds that never were" (a partial quote from Megan Spooner)

I hand-forged the petite, yet strong chain of gem-grade garnets, roundels of pink peruvian opals, and Bali style sterling silver beads. It is incredibly strong, yet still feminine. This piece is an original, one of kind, and will never be duplicated. Over 20 hours of work has been installed into this piece, from original sketch, to painting, to finishing, to forging the silver.

See more about how I made this pendant here: https://bonniejeanhardwear.wordpress.com/2018/08/05/the-journey-begins/

The pendant itself is just about 1" square - plus the height of the hand-forged unique bail. It is currently about 17" in length. If you need an extender, please let me know at the time of purchase. It is finished with a sterling silver toggle.

This piece is an original painting and hand-forged frame. There will never be another exactly like it! Incredible gift item.

OPTIONS:

I can also add a charm with a phrase, name or date. Please inquire.

ABOUT ALL OF OUR PIECES:

>> Bonnie Jean HardWear pieces come in a custom tin, ready for gift giving.

>> Free First Class Shipping on all of our items! (You may upgrade if needed)

>> This One of a Kind Necklace is READY to SHIP, and will be mailed within one business day.

>> This is a one of a kind piece, but if you'd like something similar, please feel free to ask!

>> All of our pieces are made right here in Tacoma, WA, USA by metalsmith Bonnie Swensrud & family with love.
This piece started as a tiny drawing, then to an original watercolor painting of an open book, with shades of pink, maroon, and garnet in the background. After the painting dried, I then covered it in gesso (to make it waterproof and durable), and made a custom pendant frame out of solid sterling silver. I placed the painting in the pendant, then covered it with a thick piece of glass... the perfect wearable art! The silver has been oxidized and antiqued, and the work is quite rustic. You will see (intentional) solder lines, uneven design, and yet, it fits together with strength and dignity. The handmade pendant has this stamped on the reverse:

"To the girl who reads by flashlight, who sees dragons in the clouds, who feels most alive in worlds that never were" (a partial quote from Megan Spooner)

I hand-forged the petite, yet strong chain of gem-grade garnets, roundels of pink peruvian opals, and Bali style sterling silver beads. It is incredibly strong, yet still feminine. This piece is an original, one of kind, and will never be duplicated. Over 20 hours of work has been installed into this piece, from original sketch, to painting, to finishing, to forging the silver.

See more about how I made this pendant here: https://bonniejeanhardwear.wordpress.com/2018/08/05/the-journey-begins/

The pendant itself is just about 1" square - plus the height of the hand-forged unique bail. It is currently about 17" in length. If you need an extender, please let me know at the time of purchase. It is finished with a sterling silver toggle.

This piece is an original painting and hand-forged frame. There will never be another exactly like it! Incredible gift item.

OPTIONS:

I can also add a charm with a phrase, name or date. Please inquire.

ABOUT ALL OF OUR PIECES:

>> Bonnie Jean HardWear pieces come in a custom tin, ready for gift giving.

>> Free First Class Shipping on all of our items! (You may upgrade if needed)

>> This One of a Kind Necklace is READY to SHIP, and will be mailed within one business day.

>> This is a one of a kind piece, but if you'd like something similar, please feel free to ask!

>> All of our pieces are made right here in Tacoma, WA, USA by metalsmith Bonnie Swensrud & family with love.

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept exchanges

Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept returns or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

FAQs

I am happy to customize your order by adding a disc or tag with personalized information. I can also stamp the back of some items. If you'd like an item similar to one pictured, but maybe in a different metal or with a different phrase, etc., just contact me. I can often accommodate! Of course, charges may apply.
All natural metals, including silver, copper, and brass, will naturally tarnish over time. This can easily be corrected with a treated polishing cloth, or if your item is antiqued or brushed, steel wool #000. Questions? Just let me know.
All of my items arrive in packaging suitable for gift giving. I am also happy to send directly to your recipient with a gift card, free of charge. Just let me know when you order.

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