This sterling silver pendant is a secret garden full of hydrangea blooms. Each flower is hand fabricated using silver imprinted with dried hydrangea flowers to create a unique tiny arrangement. No two pendants will be exactly the same. The pendant is supplied on an 18 inch (46cm) sterling silver chain. Please contact us if you would like a different length.
|Dimensions||2.5 × 1.5 × 0.5 cm|
Sterling silver will naturally tarnish. Exposure to chemicals in perfumes, moisturisers, hairsprays etc will speed up the tarnishing and can permanently damage your jewellery. Do not wear your jewellery when swimming or bathing. To reduce tarnish use a soft silver polishing cloth regularly. Avoid polishing the blackened (oxidised) silver areas.
This piece explores themes of transforming fragility into strength.
The outer wall of the ‘garden’ is formed by wrapping the silver around a pebble; into this the silver hydrangea blooms are arranged and soldered in place. Hydrangea petals look fragile but are amazingly strong. The petals are selected after the flowers have dried out and survived all the weather that autumn and winter can throw at them. These petals imprint into annealed silver in an incredibly detailed way.
The back surface of the pendant is imprinted with an additional leaf skeleton; a secret texture that is only seen by the owner when they take the necklace off.