Copper hornbeam leaf pendant
Designed and hand made by Tishpa in the Causeway Coast area of Northern Ireland
Material, copper clay, copper wire, rose gold plated chain, UV cured liquid resin
This beautiful detailed leaf pendant, It is crafted from copper clay.
The leaf is created using a hornbeam leaf from my garden hedge as a template. Multiple thin coats of copper clay paste are applied to the back of the leaf, between 15 to 20 layers are needed to pick up the detail of the leaf as well as give the required thickness and strength. After air drying and filing the leaf is removed from the clay, it is kiln fired twice, first at 500 oC followed a longer firing at 850 oC leaving a solid copper piece. A copper wire coiled bail is soldered to the back leaf, it is then cleaned and polished to a shiny finish. The front of the leaf is given a coat of UV cured ,clear resin to protect the surface from tarnish.
The leaf weights 3.8g and measures 2.4 x 1.5 cm at the widest points.
The leaf is suspended on a rose gold plated chain measuring 44 cm in length. This piece would be great for a nature lover or someone who likes original pieces not available in high street shops. Every piece I make in this way will be as unique as the leaf that I use for a template.
Ready to ship
It comes in a black box with Tishpa logo in magenta. The price includes UK signed postage.
Overseas dispatch will be tracked and incur an extra cost.
Please allow 3-5 days for dispatch.
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