Hand Painted Frog Pendant, Red Tree Frog Necklace, Copper Chain
The painting came about when I was out watering the plants on my deck last summer and was startled by a red frog that leaped out of one of the containers and into another. I was even more surprised when I realized the frog was red, not something we see around here very often. Intrigued, I snapped a few photos and did a little research about red frogs.
It turns out that frogs have the ability to change colors in order to blend in with their environment. They have three types of pigmentation that they put to use when needed. This produces a wide variety of colors and helps them to avoid predators, which strikes me as brilliant. This little guy was living among red clay pots and begonias with red leaves, which must have been what inspired him to turn into a red frog.
He was just so darn cute I had to paint him and this is the end result. The pendant is suspended from oxidized copper chain and paired with components of red feldspar veined with black and tan and small black glass beads, which are a perfect match to the pendant. Full of whimsy and fun, this would be a wonderful gift for a gardener or the person who loves to be outside and explore nature.
Several coats of sealant have been applied to the hand painted pendant in order to protect the paint and provide a glossy finish. It is so shiny and glossy I had a hard time taking photos that didn't have a reflection. This is a unique and one of a kind piece as I never repeat my paintings.
The last picture in this listing is the photograph I took of the red frog that was the inspiration for this creation.
The necklace is 19 inches / 48 cm in length and the pendant is 1.25 / 3 cm across. An oxidized copper lobster claw completes the necklace.
Shipping: Your items will be packaged in a cotton lined jewelry box that will be cushioned in bubble wrap mailer to ensure a safe trip to it's destination and shipped within three days of receiving payment. To reduce carbon footprints, I ship my items in gently re-used packaging materials when possible.
Domestic packages will be shipped USPS first class mail with tracking and delivery conformation. International packages will be shipped USPS First Class International. International customers are responsible for all fees, taxes and duties charged by their countries.
Returns: Happy customers are my number one priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it to me for a full refund, less shipping costs, within 45 days (per Paypal policies) of receiving your items. Items that are damaged due to rough handling or misuse by the customer are not eligible for a refund.
Custom orders: Don't see what you want? I am happy to accept custom orders and will work with you to create the item you have in mind. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required in advance for all custom orders with the balance due when the order is completed.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Fast, professional, all around perfect - and the earrings are beautiful!!
Dawn is a true jewelry artist. Love my gorgeous earrings.
Fast, professional and the necklace is simply gorgeous!
Outstanding craftsmanship and great pricing. The designs are unique and interesting, and SO MANY people have stopped me to ask about them! The packaging was nice and got them here lightening-fast and safe. I couldn't be happier.