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Stargazer Secret Keeper, Pendant with Chain

Regular price $355.00

As previewed on IG.  This is the "Stargazer," a sweet lady with twinkling stars in her eyes.  I accented her with a clear sparkling cz and a White Opal (lab). 

Here's a little insight into the process and my thought on creating this unique design.  I stumbled across an Antique find that sparked the initial idea for the Secret Keepers.  I found an antique pillbox while Antique hunting a few months ago, which had a similar motif.  I immediately recognized the die struck motif and knew I had the working tool, struck from an Antique Master from Paris.  Since I am trying to keep the original in the best shape possible, I like to cast the ones I strike. It allows me to work them into designs while preserving the original.  And, of course, I had to put my spin on it and get extra fancy.  I loved the idea, but I really wanted to make it my own.  Like most of my ideas, I sketch out a rough idea, typically 5 or 6 variations.  Sometimes I love one and move to create pretty quickly. Other ideas like these Secret Keepers need a bit longer and more work in the design process.  So I like to keep these in the back of my mind until I can puzzle out their closure and what materials I wanted to use.  While I like lockets, I'm not too fond of the hinges.  I find that they are too limiting.  Especially if I want to make the top of the Secret keeper a stand-alone pendant.  Ultimately I decided on a tension fit.  Or creating a bezel within a bezel with extra thick shapes silver that nested snugly inside the other. 

This secret keeper is a smaller vessel with a hidden crescent moon.   The moon is made from layers of Sterling and Fine Silver sheets superheated till they melt together for a reticulation effect.  It gives the silver an interesting texture I like to use for moon surfaces. 

As stated above, the Secret Keeper has been designed for a snug tension fit. I didn't want to detract from the decorative edges.  I did the drop test and wore it for an afternoon around the house, to make sure it was a sturdy design.  But as always, my pieces come with a warranty.  If it sometimes goes amiss due to a design or craftsmanship flaw, I am happy to make it right.

Absolutely one of a kind.

Psst!!!! Yes, this does come on a Sterling chain.  

Material Composition: Sterling Silver, Opal (lab) & CZ

Measurements: 1 1/2" tall by 1 1/8" wide.  A Sterling 16" paperclip chain with a 4" extender is included.