This necklace’s super slim, crinkled-paper look is a happy accident of the extrusion process.
The intense pressure exerted upon clay when put through an extruder tends to squeeze fine sheets of material through the cracks of the die plate and extruder.
Rather than scrap the excess clay, I get creative juice from turning these accidents into artwork.
I smoothed the final piece by hand, added the impression of a hand-stamped phalaenopsis orchid blossom, and bound the finished pendant with a flexible, decorative, antique-gold wire.
The molded wire chain has a simple hand-formed hook and eye closure that pinches shut for extra security.
The entire necklace weighs a whopping 0.2 oz. and sits very lightly around the neck.
Let this delicate, fluttery necklace speak to your unique personal style. Enjoy wearing your accessories as much as I enjoyed creating them.
Your necklace will come carefully packaged in recycled, biodegradable, and reclaimed shipping materials. It will also be lovingly wrapped in a special Bon-Bon envelope (templates courtesy of Mirkwood Designs), with my heart-felt thanks for supporting my work.
A side-note on creation: each of my ceramic pieces is fired in my hand-built, portable, propane-fired kiln, which I buy carbon offsets for every time I fire a new batch of ceramic art work.
Pendant is 1 1/2in. long and 2in. wide by 1/16in. deep, strung on a 15in. wire chain.
3.81cm. long and 5.08cm. wide by 0.159cm. deep, strung on a 38.1cm. wire chain.