The pendant is a gorgeous feather textured and shaped to capture light at a variety of angles, wrapped around the bail with copper to accent the piece, and topped off with real turquoise to add a little color, and baltic amber for a warm glow.
The earrings are sterling silver feathers strung up with a copper wrap around the top loop as an accent piece before being joined with a turquoise bead, and finished with a niobium earwire adorned with a copper bead.
Our items make wonderful anniversary and birthday gifts. Handcrafted using old world silversmithing techniques that endow the virtues of patience and time into every item I make. In a world where you can buy things stamped in seconds by machines, its important to remind those that we love that they are worth the time put into a hand crafted gifts.
Niobium is a special kind of stainless steel that is hypo-allergenic, but can be colorized through a anodization process that does not change its hypo-allergenic state. These hooks are a little more expensive than cheaper stainless earwires, but both the material, and the shape are superior to keeping a secure hold in your ear.
E-Coated Feather: The feather has been e-coated (very similar to the process used for plating white gold with rhodium) with a "nano ceramic" anti-tarnish coating. The tiny ceramic particles adhere to the surface of the copper and silver and create a protective layer that is more durable and has a more natural metallic feel than lacquer coatings.
The feathers are shaped by hand, and will all have their own unique character!
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