Pendant & Necklace Facts:
The pendant measures at a about 1.75 inches, including the glass drops; it’s width is about 1.25 inches at the widest point. The necklace length is about 16.5 inches, including the handmade clasp.
The Story (Behind the Design):
When a fur baby captures our hearts, we sometimes cry tears of joy as our hearts grow bigger. When they get hurt or pass on, we cry tears of sorrow for the hole they leave in our lives… but the more we love our furry friends, the larger our hearts grow.
This pendant is my way of honoring the fur babies we’ve loved, lost and still love. Glass teardrops hang from the original handmade etched paw print pendant for the tears we shed, one green drop for the growth each fur baby brings to our hearts.
How was it made?
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. 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. Strung on black cording, all the connections are handmade with copper wire. From the bottom of the pendant are three glass bead drops, representing the tears that bring about healing and growth.
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!
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.
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 charity!