Custom Great Blue Heron Silver Medallion with inscription on the Back, Pendant in Fine Silver with Silk Cord. Pendant approx. 1.5" (4 cm) long. Also available as cufflinks
Sometimes you know you will never find that extra special gift waiting for you in a store. Only something that conveys the meaning and value of your affection will do the trick. This medallion was custom made to incorporate a Great Blue Heron into a lovely silver pendant. In addition, the recipients monogram and birth date are imprinted on the back.
In this process, I start with the customer design, be it a logo, monogram, or corporate design , and create a line drawing entirely in black and white. In this instance we looked for herons in poses we liked, and went from there. I then use that art to make a stamp from a polymer compound. The stamp then is used to create a bas-relief image in silver metal clay, which is fired to become an object of SOLID silver as the metal particles fuse.
The cost varies, but the double sided medallion 1 1/4 (3.2 cm) medallion shown here costs in the 325 to 350 range.(I made separate artwork and stamps for each side, then laminated them together.) The pendant comes with a satin cord with a sterling clasp at no cost. If desired, I can provide a suitable chain such as a 3mm French Rope chain in sterling (cost approximately 80 dollars). Medallions like this generally range in size from about an inch up to an inch and a half.
More than one medallion can be made from the same stamp, in either bronze or silver. Additional pieces would cost less, because the stamp is being reused.
I can also make cufflinks this way. The cost for a pair of silver cufflinks would run from 240.00 to 270.00 depending on the design and complexity of the artwork.
The same process can be used to make keychains, earrings, commemorative medallions, in either silver or bronze.
Perfect for weddings or family reunions, or as a truly spectacular gift when only something precious, personal, and original will do.
Please contact me through the 'custom order' button to ask about having your own treasure created!