Wolf Lichen - Small Round "Reef Aquarium" Wire Wrap Resin Necklace / Patina Sterling Silver/ Symbiosis Collection



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  • Handmade item
  • Pendant height: 1 3/8 Inches; Pendant width: 11/16 Inches
  • Materials: Plastic, Silver
  • Style: Victorian

A small round lichen wire wrap necklace made with antiqued sterling silver. The natural green lichen specimen is encased in clear epoxy resin, which creates the look of coral in an reef aquarium. The resin is wire wrapped in sterling silver wire which has been darkened with a patina process. The pendant is hung on an adjustable black cord and packaged in a hand-stamped gift box.

A LITTLE ABOUT LICHEN: Lichens are actually a combination of two organisms, algae and fungus. They both contribute to the relationship: algae photosynthesizes to create energy fro m the sun, the fungi in turn provides minerals and other nutrients. Lichens are able to survive in ecological conditions that neither the algae nor fungus would be able to handle on its own.

You've probably seen lichens growing on trees, rocks, or exposed soils and thought they were moss, this is a very common confusion. Lichen makes critical contributions to our ecosystems like improving disturbed soil, removing pollutants from the air, and converting carbon dioxide to oxygen. The species of lichen in this piece is American wolf lichen (Letharia columbiana) collected from Northeast California.

SIZE: The pendant is approximately 1 3/8 inches x 11/16 inches.

NECKLACE LENGTH: The necklace is a black cord with adjustable length from ~16" to 26". Dark patina sterling silver chains starting at $16 are available in the Sterling Silver Chain Section at https://www.etsy.com/shop/KosmicKrystals?section_id=17575624

METALS: The sterling silver was given a dark color, known as "patina", using the chemical process of oxidation. The metal was then polished, adding highlights to raised areas and enhancing the details.

CARE AND CLEANING: The epoxy resin can be scratched with sharp objects. Please use care when storing and wearing your resin jewelry to avoid scratches. To remove any dirt and debris scrub gently with a toothbrush and warm soapy water. Due to the patina you never really need to polish this piece silver. However you can enhance the highlights by wiping the piece with a silver polishing cloth.

View more fantasy inspired gemstone jewelry from Kosmic Krystals at www.etsy.com/shop/kosmickrystals Also, feel free to message me for inquiries about custom work. Thank you for visiting.

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Kellie Roussos

Kellie Roussos

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stillwanderfalke Nov 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My mom absolutely loved it!! She wanted to make sure I gave you extra thanks. Thanks Kellie, you're the best!

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Reviewed by Anonymous Dec 19, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

It only took about a week of talking back and forth and before I knew it, I had a custom ring like I have always wanted! She found the stones I wanted, and made it in no time! I would definitely recommend buying jewelry from Kellie, very easy to work with, very timely, and very beautiful peices! Thanks, again! ☮ & ♥

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Ariel Apr 15, 2014

4 out of 5 stars

This is beautiful but I was surprised that it came with a chain since it didn't show a chain in any of the photos (or description?). I would change the photos to add a chain if I were you since I almost didn't buy it since I thought it didn't come with one :)

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Reviewed by Anonymous Jun 25, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

This is my 3rd order with Kellie. She worked with me to choose a stone and was more than willing to wrap multiple ones for me to choose from. I love her work and obviously go back for more! She puts a lot of energy into making the customer happy.

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