Small Water Cast Silver and Gold Charm
Dainty brushed sterling silver "clam shell" with a polished 18k yellow gold "pearl" and sterling silver chain. This would make a wonderful gift to be treasured for years to come.
A go-to necklace, this can be dressed up or down and worn every day. Built to last generations, I made this using a water cast method where molten sterling is dripped into a crock of cold water from a height of about 12 inches. When the liquid silver hits the water, it instantly cools, freezing in time the very moment it meets the water. These casts are very organic looking; most look like flower petals or, like this one, sea shells.
The brushed satin finish of the silver contrasts nicely with the highly-polished gold ball.
The pendant measures about 12.6mm x 11.5mm and the gold ball about 2.45mm in diameter. The sterling silver chain is 16 inches long.