Spirals have a special place in my heart. They are beautiful organic forms created by nature. As with many natural elements, we can see more meaning in spirals than just their physical structure. The symmetry and potentially endless nature of a spiral reflects a single shell on the beach or an entire galaxy. As with waves, spirals have a cresting element and a circular shape which defines feminine to me.
In this special spiral necklace, spirals exist within spirals! I texture the copper with a spiral pattern and slightly dome it before adding transparent enamel. The beautiful golden flux and sea green hues glow on top of the copper.
I can also add a personalization on the back. I use a light blue enamel with black writing for the personalization.
The wave is 1 1/4" inches in diameter. I include a sturdy waxed cotton black cord that is adjustable from 16" to 18". The cord has stainless steel components. I only use supplies that are as eco-friendly as possible.
The pendants are cut out of pure copper sheet metal. I then enamel each piece by a technique called "sifting". Enamel is a finely powdered glass that fuses into metal when fired with a torch or kiln at approximately 1500 degree for several minutes. Different colors and effects can be created based on the type of enamel used and various techniques. Each piece is enameled on both sides to ensure strength.
Note: Enamel is fired glass. It is sturdy but can crack or break if dropped onto a hard surface or crushed under something. Please treat these handmade enamel items with care and they will have a long, happy life. Please note that copper enameled items will form an oxidized layer on the edges. This is normal as the copper edges are exposed to air.
If I am making your wave to order, the creation time is 1-3 days then shipping is based on your location. I send your order in a gift box with a note.