Thursday, 23 April 2009

Silver Geranium Leaf

This is a pendant I made from a real geranium leaf from out of the garden, it is made with a special paste painted on to the leaf and then fired leaving behind real silver, good eh! The silver is more pure once it's been fired than normal 925 silver. It was a bit more tricky than I thought it might be as little air bubbles kept appearing, apparently this is due to the leaf 'breathing' and as the clay dried (you have to put it on in layers) it kept shrinking back. I added a little sparkly crystal to give it a bit more shine, I'm not the best with photos though so unfortunately it doesn't show as being shiny as it is really. I finished of by aging the silver so that the veins show up more.

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