Silver Sea Turtle Necklace – this design was inspired after a visit to Grand Cayman for our 10th wedding anniversary. We visited a preservation center and I had never seen so many sea turtles at one time! Some of them were babies, some very old. Each one with a story to tell if only they could talk. I held one in my hands – he was what I considered “medium” size and I was surprised by how heavy he was. It was an unforgettable experience.
I made this pendant by drawing the turtle by hand. Next I transferred the drawing to sheet metal and etched the silver. This made a permanent imprint on the metal. The next step was to saw the turtle shape from the silver. I filed the edges, soldered a bail to the back and then did final finishing to make it ready to wear.
I applied a patina to the pendant which turned the silver black. Then I brushed out the highlights which gave a beautiful contrast to the recessed areas.
Silver can be worn with unlimited colors and outfits because of its neutral tone. Wear this necklace alone or layer it with another favorite necklace. Perfect for wearing during spring and summer days or on your next beach trip.
- Pendant – 0.8″ wide x 0.8″ tall
- Chain – 17.5″ with lobster clasp
- All sterling silver
- .925 sterling quality stamp and maker’s mark on back
- Brushed finish on pendant, shiny necklace
- Each necklace is individually made so there may be subtle variations in the pendant you receive from what you see in the photos.
Your Silver Sea Turtle Necklace will arrive in a beautifully packaged box, ready for gift-giving.
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