Spring Tree of Life in Silver with Natural Peridot Gemstone Chips
TITLE: Spring Tree of Life in Silver with Natural Peridot Gemstone Chips
The Tree of Life symbolizes the life’s renewal after the dead of winter. As the trees leaf out the whole of nature awakens full of life and ready to the summer sun. This pendant is in honor of that new found hope of the warmth to come. The pendant is easy to wear and will be perfect for all those spring cool to summer warm temperatures of the fun loving world-wide events ahead in this most rewarding season.
This miniature piece of wearable art is hand constructed with Artistic tarnish resistant silver wire utilizing wire weaving and sculpture techniques. First the frame is made. This wire is 20 gauge in diameter with the tree truck and branches are made with matching 26 gauge wires. The trunk is twisted wires. The roots of the tree are separated and randomly attached to the base of the frame. The branches are formed by also separating the thin wires separately twisted. At the same time the Peridot gemstone chips are threaded onto these wires symbolizing the fully leafed summer tree. The bail is a wire woven wide loop made from the framework ending wires. It is large enough to accommodate any necklace that may be desired. The design is enhanced with extra wire weaving giving this piece the appearance that one is peering through a window from inside overlooking the garden.
The pendant will shine when worn on a satin cord, silver chain or a beautiful complimentary ribbon. It is designed to look amazing from either side that happens to show. If desired it can be hung on a display hook as a home decoration. The art elements of color, line and movement are the highlight of this one of a kind wearable art piece.
LENGTH: 2.50 inches
WIDTH: 2.25 inches
WEIGHT: 0.70 ounces
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Routine maintenance tips to keep your jewelry looking amazing from season to season.
• When finished wearing, wipe down your piece with a dry 100% cotton cloth or jewelry polishing cloth.
• If the piece is subject to tarnish, place a moisture control pack into the storage location. (Hint: Some medications come with them in the bottle.)
• Keep jewelry away from soaking water and harsh chemicals.
• These pieces of wearable art are not designed to be worn 24/7. They need a restful break too.
• BEWARE!!! POSSIBLE CHOKING HAZARD!! If small children are in the home, please know your child and buy, wear, and store responsibly.
ITEM NUMBER: # P52
ARTISTIC WIRE: As described by BEADUCATION:
This wire is made by first plating the copper wire with a precision layer of pure silver. Then the enamel color and tarnish resistant coating on top of this silver plating is applied. The silver plating beneath the color, adds an incredible high-shine and brilliance to the wire. Artistic Wire is a permanently colored copper wire available in a wide range of colors and gauges. It has an exclusive enamel coating which is engineered to resist tarnish, chipping and peeling.
BAIL: By Fire Mountain Gems – EncyloBEADia – Jewelry Making Dictionary
A metal loop that is used to attach a chain or cord to a pendant.
FACET: By Fire Mountain Gems – EncyloBEADia – Jewelry Making Dictionary
A flat surface or plane on a cut gemstone. The movement of light from one facet to another creates the sparkle and flash of a stone.
GAUGE: By Fire Mountain Gems – EncyloBEADia – Jewelry Making Dictionary
The measurement of the thickness of wire or metal sheet: the higher the number, the thinner the metal. A 20-gauge wire or metal sheet will be finer than a 16-gauge wire or metal sheet.
GEMSTONE: By Fire Mountain Gems – EncyloBEADia – Jewelry Making Dictionary
A piece of mineral which, when cut and polished, is used to make jewelry, embellish clothing or create household décor. Some gemstone material is organic, such as amber, jet and pearl.
GLASS BEADS: Defined by the Free Dictionary by Farlex:
Small, round or many-sided beads made from transparent or colored glass (less frequently, from metal), with holes for threading.
PENDANT: as defined by - https://www.britannica.com/art/pendant-jewelry
Pendant, in jewelry, ornament suspended from a bracelet, earring, or, especially, a necklace. Pendants are derived from the primitive practice of wearing amulets or talismans around the neck. The practice dates from the Stone Age, when pendants consisted of such objects as teeth, stones, and shells.
Tarnish is a substance which forms of the surface of some metals and which stains them or causes them to lose their brightness. To lose or cause to lose the shine, esp. by exposure to air or moisture resulting in surface oxidation; discolor; silver tarnishes quickly. Wear cotton gloves when cleaning silver, because the acid in your skin can tarnish the metal
Metal that has been covered with special coating that protects the surface from any oxidation and discoloration of the surface.
TREE OF LIFE:
What is the meaning behind the tree of life? As explained by One Tribe Apparel.
The Tree of Life represents growth as a tree starts out as a small, delicate sapling and grows over a long time into a giant, strong tree. The tree grows up and outwards, representing how a person grows stronger and increases their knowledge and experiences throughout their lifetime.
WEARABLE ART: by Wikipedia
Wearable art, also known as Artwear or "art to wear", refers to individually designed pieces of (usually) handmade clothing or jewellery created as fine or expressive art.
WIRE SCULPTURE: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wire sculpture refers to the creation of sculpture or jewelry (sometimes called wire wrap jewelry) out of wire. The use of metal wire in jewelry dates back to the 2nd Dynasty in Egypt and to the Bronze and Iron Ages in Europe.
Because the needed tools are simple, wrapped wire jewelry can be learned and performed in home studios by hobby artists. Some of the tools used include pliers, pin vises, file, wire cutters, and mandrels.
The wire used may be of a variety of decorative metals in different cross-sections. Wire sculpture jewelry may have beads or gemstones integrated into the design.
WIRE WEAVING: By www.instructables.com/How-to- Weave-Wire/
Simply put, wire weaving is just looping thin wire around a heavy wire frame in a pattern. What changes is how many times you loop the thin weaving wire around one base wire before looping it onto another base wire. The weaving wire can be brought over or under the base wires in any pattern you like.
PENDANTS HISTORY: This article was most recently revised and updated by Virginia Gorlinski, Associate Editor on Britannica.com
The pharaohs of ancient Egypt wore pendants that were sometimes of huge dimensions, usually bearing commemorative or auspicious scenes in which the sovereign is being deified. Other pendants were in the shape of flies, winged scarabs, vultures, the eye of the god Horus, falcons, and sacred serpents. An exquisite example of an early gold pendant is that of two hornets clasped together, found in Mycenae and dating from the 17th century bce. Etruscan pendants were decorated with spindles and cylinders, figured, or in the shape of human heads. Greek and Hellenistic pendants usually formed the entire necklace. Pendants in the shape of a bulla are frequent in Roman necklaces, but there are also examples of cameos, intaglios, and gold coins mounted as pendants.
During the Middle Ages, characteristic jewels were the reliquary, or devotional, pendant and the cross, chased or enamelled with religious subjects and often set in an architectural frame. One of the most famous early pendant reliquaries, which belonged to Charlemagne, contained relics of the True Cross and the crown of thorns under a sapphire set with gold. In the 14th century it was customary for noblemen to wear necklaces with pendants bearing heraldic subjects; pendants worn by women generally depicted sentimental subjects.
Toward the beginning of the 16th century, pendants became decorative rather than religious objects. The Renaissance artists created numerous beautiful crosses and figured pendants modelled in high relief and depicting numerous subjects, such as mermaids, tritons, animals and ships, and mythological and religious scenes. Often, the irregular shapes of baroque pearls were exploited and adapted for the bodies of human beings or animals, whose faces and limbs were modelled in gold and enamelled.
In the Baroque period there was a return in pendants to engraved figures and intaglio and cameo cutting, framed in geometric decorative designs containing gems and, later, in ribbons and floral designs done mainly in diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and pearls. Such pendants continued to be popular until the end of the 18th century.
The Empire style attached no great importance to pendants, and most of the rare examples consist of cameo medallions. In the 19th century the Art Nouveau school created pendants with a lovely aesthetic line in which the most common motifs were women’s figures and profiles, butterflies, peacocks, insects, and flowers.
This article was most recently revised and updated by Virginia Gorlinski, Associate Editor.
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