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 a 20 inch (51cm) sterling silver. Please contact us if you would like a different length. This necklace is made to order – please allow 2-3 weeks for the making and hallmarking process.
51 × 2.5 × 4 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.
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Artist Return Policy :
This item can be returned.
Under the consumer contract regulations, you have the right to cancel your order up to 14 days from the day you receive your goods.
You could notify us of your wish to cancel the order by emailing us, and then you have further 14 days from the date you notify to return the goods.
Cari-Jane Hakes makes and designs jewellery in her workshop on the edge of the East Yorkshire Wolds.
She is originally from Glasgow, Scotland and learnt how to design whilst studying to become an Architect at the University of Bath and the University of Cambridge. Whilst learning how to design buildings and bridges she became fascinated with the details – the bits of architecture which scale a building right down to the size of a human hand – a door handle, a handrail, a staircase, a bench.
Cari swapped her hard-hat and rigger boots for a soldering torch and jeweller’s saw in 2005 and began to learn the discipline of jewellery making and design at Morley College, London.
Cari-Jane’s work explores themes that embody movement; both literal and metaphorical. Her newest collection focuses on representing the movement of the starlings that swoop close to her workshop.
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