The pendant measures at about 2.5 inches (including the handmade connector) the way it hangs (it is supposed to hang off-center. The necklace length is approximately 19.5 inches, including the handmade clasp.
This original Butterfly Sundries etched heart pendant design reminds me of how turbulent life can feel when one is searching for a kindred heart. There are so many hearts in the world, finding one that resonates with yours can be challenging- but each heart is beautiful in its own unique way. I wanted to create an etched heart pendant which reminded me of the beauty of every heart which can be found even in emotionally turbulent times.
Made from yellow brass sheet metal, this pendant has been cut to size, had its rough edges smoothed, and then was polished. The design was hand-rendered, and then it was gently placed into an acid bath which ate away the undesired portions. Once taken from the bath it was washed, antiqued to bring out the beauty revealed by its ordeal, a hole was drilled to allow it to be worn, and then it was polished. Hanging on white cording, the clasp and heart pendant connector are handmade with brass wire.
Brass does, of course, over time develop an attractive patina. This is part of the beauty of the material. The pendant does have a thin protective layer of wax to protect it, but expect the coloration to develop gradually (semi-regular polishing can keep it shiny and new-looking, if that is your preference).
From beginning to end, this item is handmade with love… with all the attention you deserve!
This item comes with a FREE white gift box, for your gift-giving pleasure!
As always, 10% of the profits from the sale of this item go to support charity!