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“Swirly Tree” Medallion Necklace

Melanie Miller

$52.00

Feminine and whimsical silver swirly tree medallion suspended under a colorful gemstone.

  • 18″-22″ adjustable stainless steel chain with steel lobster clasp
  • Medallion is 7/8″in diameter
  • Made in GA
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Description

Melanie Miller uses PMC (Precious Metal Clay) which consists of microscopic particles of pure silver powder, water and a water-soluble, non-toxic, organic binder which burns off during firing. The medallion designs all start off as a drawing, which is then made into an etching . The silver clay is hand rolled into her etching, to pick up the design. Once these dry, some refinements are made, and they are then fired to 1650 degrees for 1 hour. This is when they sinter into pure silver! They are then oxidized with liver of sulphur.  All the work is done by her hands only, in her home studio in the North Georgia mountains. Semi-precious stones are used as accents.

Melanie Miller

I spend more time in the forest, trail riding the mountains on my horse, than anywhere else. I find such peace there. Whenever I'm inspired by forms, and nature's elements, I let that influence the pieces. The result is jewelry that is uncomplicated, easy to wear, and organic. Allowing this malleable metal to be just what it was meant to be! I love creating pieces that hold a higher purpose of making a difference. I get excited about the simple elegance of natures intelligent design. From that, ultimately creating something that someone not only loves to wear, but holds a special meaning. I hope to inspire others, through my art, to make a difference with their connection to their own life's purpose, and the natural world, while transforming the artist, the admirer, and life!

Description

Melanie Miller uses PMC (Precious Metal Clay) which consists of microscopic particles of pure silver powder, water and a water-soluble, non-toxic, organic binder which burns off during firing. The medallion designs all start off as a drawing, which is then made into an etching . The silver clay is hand rolled into her etching, to pick up the design. Once these dry, some refinements are made, and they are then fired to 1650 degrees for 1 hour. This is when they sinter into pure silver! They are then oxidized with liver of sulphur.  All the work is done by her hands only, in her home studio in the North Georgia mountains. Semi-precious stones are used as accents.

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