Turns out, she nearly sold it off her neck the first day she wore it to school! So she asked me to make some more, as she is currently taking orders. I immediately made the three you see in the photos (and dozens more since then!) and finished them differently:
PLEASE NOTE: I have run out of the one premade part, the bail on top (where the cord goes through). Replacements come from Bali and will likely get held in customs too late for Christmas. The bail will be similar to the photo , but slightly wider as I am now making them myself! Just letting you know!!! The fist photo shows the current handmade bail and yours will be similar. It is actually a structural improvement, as the weld is stronger...
♥Photo 1 shows simply tumble polished "shiny," which is what my daughter thought she wanted until she saw #2. This is the "default" if you don't let me know otherwise at checkout. Last photo is also shiny.
♥Photo 2 shows "half and half," which is dark like the 3rd photo on one side and sanded to remove much of the black patina on the side shown...reversible!
♥Photo 3 shows "all black," which is my daughter's favorite. I try for a subtle peacock color effect and have pretty good success. This seems to be the most popular, probably because my daughter is wearing one like this.
♥The pictured items are all sold, so this item will be custom made just for you with your finish. It will be shipped in a gift box within 2 weeks from date of purchase.
♥SIZE: This is not a wimpy charm! It is made from heavy 16-gauge sterling wire, shaped, soldered, and hammered by hand. Each side of the triangle is approximately 1 1/8"- 1/1/4" long and they will vary slightly due to the one-by-one handmade process. They are approximately 1 3/8" tall from the tip of the soldered bail to the bottom of the triangle. The bail (either premade or handmade) will fit a decently-sized cord or chain.
♥I have had some requests for earrings and smaller pendants like this and will be making them available as soon as I get a minute or twenty (rare with current sales, but eventually...). The price will be about the same with the sterling wire slightly less substantial.
♥The included relatively petite smooth leather cord is 1.9mm wide-2.5mm wide (depending upon my stock available), comes in your choice of lengths (14"-16"-18"-?) and is finished with sterling cord ends and spring clasp. If this if for a young man, let me know and I can substitute a thicker black suede cord, which isn't as dainty as the cord shown. Heck, I'll even substitute a thicker cord for an "old" man or woman-everyone loves Harry Potter! But You'll have to let me know at checkout!
*PLEASE leave your color/finish choice ( shiny, half and half, or black sterling) and black leather cord length preference in the notes to me at checkout or I will send it "shiny" on a 16" black leather cord.
These pendants are all made with the same amount of thick sterling silver wire, but vary slightly in size due to the challenge of making the circle (stone) fit inside the triangle (cloak) along with the wand. I soldered on a bail of sterling, and tumbled and hammered the symbols for strength and shine. It is hallmarked .925 inside the bails.
I just have to mention that an Official product is available in the WB store. NOT sterling, the size isn't mentioned, and it is $54.95 on a wimpy silver chain. This definitely has the handmade, real-deal feel. I'd be happy to send a wimpy 18" sterling chain instead of the leather cord...you just have to let me know!
Everything in my shop is handmade by me in my home studio. Please check my front page announcement for the most accurate custom order timelines, as it really depends upon how tall that stack of current orders happens to be! Anticipate longer times as we get closer to Christmas. I actually had to CLOSE my shop last December because I got so busy I couldn't keep up!
Thanks for shopping with me!