Quick Facts: The pendant measures at a about 1.5 inches, including the drops; it’s width is a little less than 1.75 inches at the widest point. The necklace length is just shy of 16 inches, choker length, including the handmade clasp.
This beautiful handmade etched copper triangle pendant features the word “love” written in Arabic calligraphy. Because love between people is always tested and tried, the etching of the word was done in two stages to give the impression of layers of history- as though it has been put through trials and still found true, though it shows the marks of its journey.
From the handmade pendant hang three drops, two moonstone chips and one pearl, chosen for their historic symbolism and attributed powers.
Historically, Moonstone has been attributed to good luck. It is believed to to provide balance and ease feelings of hopelessness, enabling higher awareness. Some people use it as an emotional stabilizer and to help keep harmony in relationships.
Pearls are sometimes called “stones of honesty”. They’ve been, historically, used for medicinal purposes and the Chinese used to swallow them for eternal life. Believed to be calming, pearls are associated with tranquility, peace and relaxation. They are believed to reduce “over sensitivity” and thought to bring the truth into situations. They are also believed to encourage consistency and loyalty.
Made from 20g copper sheet, this pendant has been cut to size, had its rough edges smoothed, and then was polished. The design was hand-drawn, and then it was gently placed into an acid bath which ate away the undesired portions. The design was redrawn and then the process was repeated for a second etching. Once taken from the bath the final time 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. Strung on brown cording, all the connections are handmade with copper wire. From the bottom of the pendant are three drops, two moonstone and one pearl.
From beginning to end, this item is handmade with love… with all the attention you deserve!
Copper does, of course, develop an attractive patina over time. This is part of the beauty of the material. It does have a thin protective layer of wax to protect it, but expect the beautiful patina to appear gradually.
From beginning to end, this item is handmade with love… with all the attention you deserve! And, a Butterfly Sundries’ original handmade design, you won’t find another like it; it’s just as unique as its future owner!
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 goes to support my current Featured Charity!