Silk Worm Cocoon Pendant - Hand Cast & Forged from Nature
*PRODUCT & PROCESS*
The Silk Worm Cocoon Pendant was designed after I was enchanted by the rough yet smooth texture of a raw silk worm cocoon - I experimented with casting portions in metal to create surfaces and shapes with fascinating organic textures.
The pendant is from a quarter of a cocoon shell, cut longways, cast in metal and forged by hand into the curvaceous triangular pendant and soldered closed to create a truly unique charm. The pendant is textured on both sides and the organic shape can still be evidenced in the interior. For continuity with the silkworm cocoon, the pendant is strung on a silk cord.
This necklace is a subtle and elegant accent for more formal occasions or strong yet understated piece that can be worn every day. Lovely to look at and incredibly satisfying for fidgety hands to touch.
*MEASUREMENTS & MATERIAL*
The pendant is textured on both sides and is 3/4 x 1/2" (19 x 13mm) on a 16" black silk cord. Please see the pictures for details on the cord and color. The necklace has a lobster clasp securely fastened to the ends of the cord with small metal grips in metal matching the pendant. Available in sterling silver or brass.
Both the silver and brass pieces can be maintained with a polishing cloth. The silk cord can be clean, if needed, with a damp cloth. Tarnish will present itself more quickly on brass. This patina can be embraced or polished away. Avoid keeping jewelry in the bathroom or a humid environment as it will expedite the patina/tarnish process.
All work is designed and produced by the M•Spring Studio in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Custom and wholesale orders are welcome. In addition to the Etsy shop (www.mspring.etsy.com), find out more about the studio at www.mspringstudio.com. Please contact us with any questions.
Payments can be made through credit card or Paypal; international orders are welcome - payment is accepted in USD only.
Payment is due at the time of purchase; if there is no payment or contact within 24 hours of purchase the transaction will be voided and the item will be re-listed.
Sales tax will be charged to New York state and New York City residents at the rate of 4% and 8.875% respectively.
Upon receipt of full payment, your item(s) will be shipped within the number of days identified in the listing. Most items ship within 3 days, but custom orders or orders requiring additional finishing work may require additional working time. You will receive an email with all shipping details.
M.Spring Studio is not responsible for items not received due to an incorrect shipping address.
Buyers located outside the US are expected to be aware of their country's customs laws and taxes. M.Spring Studio cannot be held responsible for any of the following:
• Fees or taxes charged once the item has reached an international destination
• Customs charges or if an item is held up in customs
• Lost international mail
Requests for refunds must be submitted within 15 days of receiving a product. Please provide picture of damage and tracking information for lost items. Other returns must be withing 15 days are are eligible for credit towards a replacement purchase. Custom orders are not eligible for refund or returns other than for damage during delivery.