Do you get caught up in everything around you? Do you forget to do the things that calm you and give you peace? Our lives are bombarded with input of every kind. Family needs, work, daily chores, emails and social media. We tend to go, go, go all the time. Even when we “relax”, oftentimes that means surfing the web, checking Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest ad other social platforms. Remind yourself to take that nature walk or stop by the beach…whatever it is for you that brings you peace.1” pure copper disc enameled on both sides with unleaded enamels. All exposed copper is sanded smooth and the pendant is suspended from an adjustable pure cotton cord with 2 copper beads to make the ends easier to adjust. The necklace can be worn as a choker and extends to about 30 inches.
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Each Inspire Me Necklace is handmade in my Vermont studio. Want to know how?
I begin with a sheet of heavy gauge pure copper. The discs are made and formed, and the hole for the cord is cut out. Following a dip in an acid bath (for cleaning) and a thorough rinsing, each piece is enameled with several coats of enamel (finely ground glass powder) front and back. Between coats of enamel they are fired in my kiln at 1450°.
After 3 coats the lettering is applied and the piece is fired one more time. Each piece is then inspected, and any excess glass is ground off from the sides of the piece before the final sanding.
The adjustable cord is made, then the piece is assembled, photographed, and placed into inventory.