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“Swirly Tree” Medallion Necklace

Melanie Miller


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


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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