Inspire Me Necklace *Restore*
- to bring back to a former, original, or normal condition
- to bring back to a state of health, soundness, or
- to put back to a former place, or to a former position
Above are a few definitions of the word “restore”. Is there an area of your life you’re wanting to restore to a former condition or time? Perhaps it’s your state of health or financial stability. Maybe it’s a more peaceful state of mind. Maybe you know someone who is struggling to restore a once cherished area of vitality in their lives but can’t stay focused. Perhaps you’re working on restoring strength or courage you had previously. Can you use a gentle nudge to help you focus?
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.