Sugar Skull Mixed Metal Necklace
I think this is one of my favorite necklaces. This sweet sugar skull is crafted from pure silver and has such intricate detailing. I use a process known as Keum-boo to fuse 23kt gold to the silver in order to bring out the flower eyes and the toothy smile. This unique piece could be worn all year!
If you would like to learn more about the process I use to make this piece, please see below.
I offer different chain lengths, please choose the chain length from the drop down menu.
I also offer oxidized chain (darker) and unoxidized chain (shiny). Please choose your preferred finish from the drop down menu.
The item pictured is not the exact piece you will receive as I make these to order. Since they are special orders made especially for you, they will take roughly a week to ship.
Process - The medium I use to create this pendant is known as Metal Clay and it consists of recycled silver from photo negatives mixed in an organic binder. In this case I used a wax stamp to make an impression on the clay, then I fire in a kiln where the binder burns away and the piece that remains is .999 pure silver. I then oxidize (darken) it in order to bring out the texture, and polish the high points to create a nice contrast.
Your purchase will arrive in a 100% recycled box w/ poly-fill wadding, ready to give as a gift for others or yourself ;-)