The sterling silver pod necklace has two matching halves of a pod that when held together measure 44cm x 1.8cm x 1cm. This pod holds five to six genuine freshwater pearls like a treasure hidden inside. There is an oversized lobster clasp that joins a 18" doubled chain in the front of the piece. Having the clasp in the front makes this necklace very easy to take on and off. The pod pendant is designed to slightly open up in a free movement to show the pearls but in a way so that they are not obvious… you know that they are there and its your little secret. Each piece is made slightly different so the chain style, amount and size of pearl, or colour of pearl may vary.
I found this pod in Africa while backpacking two years ago. I was hiking in Etosha Natural park in Namibia and came across a bush covered with elegantly shaped double-sided dried pods. The texture on the outside was a little bit spiky, the inside held few tiny oval shaped seeds. I picked it up fascinated by both shape and texture and began thinking to myself 'what a beautiful wearable object it might become'. I am an avid collector of natural memorabilia from every place of the Earth I visit. At every beach, mountain, or forest I visit, I pick up rocks, twigs, bones, glass awaiting their time to be reborn in metal one day.
This pod inspired me so much that I couldn't wait to experiment with it and started on it almost right away after returning home. Sometimes casting from natural objects doesn't work out, especially if the original is quite delicate like this one was, so the chances of a successful outcome were very slim. However, the casting came out perfectly, so that every little detail of its spiky texture was preserved!.
* also available in bronze
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