This is a custom pin I made for a delightful customer, who had a definite vision in her mind of a holly pin to celebrate Winter! It was so much fun to make. The pin shown would be about 275 to 300 dollars. I love doing custom orders, as they take me artistically to places I might not find all by myself.
This pin is posted as an example of what I can do in this price range. The holly leaves and berries are life size, about 2 1/2" long , and the pin is substantial (It weighs about as much as four quarters). Fabrication consisted of creating each leaf and berry from fine silver in metal clay, firing them, and then assembling and firing again. I then made a custom clasp for the back from hand hammered sterling wire (hammered for both beauty and springiness) and attached it with another firing. After the final trip through the kiln, the pin was checked for sharp edges and hand and tumbler polished. Then it was patinated and repolished by hand to bring out all the depth and texture of its lovely, leafy design.
Contact me to make your vision become a shining silver reality!! Other price ranges available, of course ; )
Dimensions: varies with each project