The Whale Necklace
Sterling silver - reclaimed pendant
Copper - reclaimed
Oh, this necklace... This one is a friend. You'll feel it when you put it on. I spent a lot of time on this one. Making sure it felt just right. To me, the moon phase is the ocean tides - the full moon representing the ocean. The sun (with that eye-catching amber) shining its ray beyond the surface of the water. And the whale, as gentle and bold as can be. My favorite work, ever.
Made with love - one of a kind, twisted, bent, set, sawn, etched, fired by my own two hands.
Note to buyer: The reclaiming process is a bit of a long one. Most of the sterling silver I buy is from well used jewelry that isn't being worn anymore or has been broken. I also buy used sterling silverware. I melt it all down and roll it into sheet and wire. This means that I don't have to buy freshly mined silver that is much easier to work with. Reclaimed pieces cost more because of this extra process. In the end, reclaiming metal for my wares is gratifying and worth it to me. I hope you feel the same. With love.