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Shibuichi Mermaid in Jingle Shell Pendant

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This little pendant was inspired by the 'Mermaids Bathtub' shell a common little shell found along the coast of Florida. As a child I would look at the little bathtubs and wonder at the tiny mermaids that could use such a small tub. The idea is still charming to me.

This pendant is handcarved from wax, then cast in shibuichi by my husband Greg, using the lost wax casting method. Shibuichi is an ancient Japanese alloy (metal mixture) made by melting silver and copper together in the crucible. It was traditionally used as sword guards on kitanas since its incredibly durable, but holds amazing detail. Shibuichi has a wonderful range of colors, from deep burgundy to nut brown, with the polished color being a lovely light peach. All metals, with the exception of gold, change over time and exposure to the elements, this piece will change as its worn, gaining shiny spots from clothh rubbing, or darkening from being in the shower. To prevent the surface from changing, spray with varnish, or leave it and allow it to change, cleaning it with a soft cloth once and awhile.

Note: All of our items are hand crafted from the finest materials available. It is our wish to create goods that will last several lifetimes and be cherished by our great grand kids! Also be aware that each piece is made by hand, meaning little differences may occur, like a tiny air bubble or seam line may be visible. These variances should not be viewed as flaws, but as evidence they are a handmade product.

This piece measures 25 mm tall by 20 mm wide. Thanks for looking!

Shibuichi Mermaid in Jingle Shell Pendant

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  • Materials: silver, copper, shibuichi
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