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Gift from the Sea Pendant by Nambroth Gift from the Sea Pendant by Nambroth
Normally I don't work with man made "stones", but this one was special!

This is a piece of sea pottery / sea china (also called beach pottery) that was found by my mother-in-law's sister. My MIL had it for some years and then I snatched it when I visited, as I wanted to make it into a surprise gift for her. It no doubt has a fantastic story to tell... who made the pottery, and when? How was it used? How did it end up in the ocean? How long did the ocean polish it before it was found? It's very fascinating!


FAQ stuff, please read before asking:

- Yes! I do sell these! Though this one is for my mom, I have lots of other pendants. They are for sale here: [link]

-I hand wrap these pieces with nothing more than my fingers and some bitty pliers.
-I purchase the stones already cut and polished from rock and gem shows.
-My silver is purchased directly from a precious metals silver refinery.
-I use several different gauge and shaped wires in each piece.
-My methods are 100% self taught, unplanned, and haphazard and I do not plan on creating tutorials on how to make these. If you want to learn wire-wrapping there are already some good tutorials out there if you search on Google. Just please be respectful of the work and years I've invested in learning how to create my pendants and don't directly copy my work (I rely on these to pay my bills!).

Thanks for looking. :)
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:icontreasuretrader:
TreasureTrader Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
what a beautiful piece of reclaimed art! simply stunning
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LarsenWorks Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I love finding what the sea has decided to wash up onto shore. A few years ago I found an old skeleton key (rusted and horrible swollen in distortion) it remains my best find as far as artifacts go. :)
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emilysodders Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So pretty!
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musicjunkie09 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very pretty =)
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Silverfrost128 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
i like the chain
its so unique
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starr Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Beautiful.
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:iconskezzcrom:
skezzcrom Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really pretty
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tityanya Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Oh wow, that's gorgeous <3
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Kynkii Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Wow, seems like you've turned an interesting find into quite the treasure! It's beautiful.
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