Solid Bronze Pendant with Custom Heraldic Crest
EXAMPLE OF CUSTOM ORDER SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT IS POSSIBLE
Sometimes you need something really out of the ordinary. So far out that the only way to get there is to have it custom made!
This pendant was a commission for a client who wanted her family crest executed as both cufflinks and pendants. I took the artwork and I made a custom stamp which I used to create a bas-relief design in metal clay. Then the pieces were dried, sanded and shaped, fired at very high temp in a kiln (where the metal particles in the clay fused into solid bronze.)
The pendant was then tumbler and hand polished, oxidized to bring out the design and texture of the bronze, then hand polished again and protected with a tarnish retarding coat of Renaissance wax. I ship with a black satin cord with a bronze catch at no additional charge. If you would like a solid bronze chain, I have various options in the 20 to 25 dollar range.
The stamp making process requires black and white line art in order to create the stamp. Contact me with and I will be glad to take a look at your family crest and see how we can make it work. The cost for art and stamp making runs from about 45.00 to 125.00 depending on how much adaptation needs to be made. This is a one time charge, as the stamp is reusable. The pendant itself will run about 40 to 120 dollars depending on size.
The last picture gives you an example of what I start with - I made sure to keep the adorable dolphins in the large example, and then simplified the ermine tails to work in the small space of a pendant.
(and because bronze is the traditional material for eighth anniversary gifts, this would make a wonderful surprise for your sweetie! )
Since these are completely custom made, please allow three weeks for production.
Also available in fine and sterling silver, if you prefer.