Copper Bee Handmade Sterling Silver Necklace Czech Glass Honey Drop

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Copper Bee Handmade Sterling Silver Necklace Czech Glass Honey Drop

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Sweet Handmade Bee Necklace: There is a lot going on in this handmade necklace. First, I used copper metal clay to form the bee that was fired in a kiln to fire it to solid copper. Then I hand sanded, tumbled in a tumbler for further polishing, then set with sterling silver prongs that I soldered into a handcut and textured sterling back plate. The prongs subtly capture the bee at natural points in the shape to keep it secured in the setting.

To complete the necklace, I antiqued the pendant and finished it with a beautiful solid sterling rolo chain. I used a sterling lobster clasp, a one-inch extender, and a wire-wrapped drop of amber Czech glass to finish it off. The pretty bee is just under 1" wide and the pendant including silver backplate is 1-1/4" wide and 7/8" tall. The necklace can be secured at 18" or 19" inches, depending on your preference. Either way, the amber teardrop bead serves as a drop of honey to sweeten the necklace.

As with all my handmade pieces, this necklace will come packaged in a recycled paper jewelry box and padded mailer. For this piece, I'll upgrade the First Class shipping cost to Priority Mail and insure at purchase price for not additional cost. Please review my Policies page for details on purchasing from this ArtFire shop.

Thanks for browsing my online studio! I am available to make custom bee-themed or other jewelry pieces, so please send me a message if there is something specific you're interested in.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I have been doing some work with copper clay and played with a bee shape to create this copper clay pendant on a sterling silver backing and chain.

Materials Used

Copper metal clay (bee), sterling silver (back plate, prongs, rolo chain, lobster clasp), Czech glass teardrop

More Info

Copper metal clay starts as a flexible clay just like regular clay would be, but in the process of firing in the kiln, the binder is burned out and the piece becomes metal. I finished it as I would with any solid copper piece by sanding and tumbling.

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Sterling silver, copper

Size: Medium

Pattern: Bee

Color: Silver

Theme: Nature

Length: 18 in

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Canada
First Item: $7.00
Additional Items: $1.00

United States
First Item: $3.50
Additional Items: $0.50

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PAYMENT

The accepted method of payment is PayPal (Amazon Payments was discontinued by ArtFire in 2015). You do not have to set up a PayPal account to be able to make secure payment through their site, and I will not see your credit card number. Please make payment within 24 hours of making purchase, as otherwise I assume you are foregoing the purchase and will re-post the item(s).

No personal checks are accepted; money orders will be allowed by previous email arrangement. Please make contact with me ahead of time if you request to pay by money order.

NOTE: Residents of Georgia will see sales tax added upon checkout, as I am required by law to collect and remit tax to the state.

SHIPPING

Orders will be shipped in 2-5 business days of payment to your PayPal address unless the listing notes extra time for fabrication (make to order). Send an email immediately after making payment if an alternate address should be used, or add to Notes to Seller. Items shipped within the United States will be wrapped and shipped by USPS First Class with tracking, which number I will provide to you on shipping. Canada packages will be sent First Class Mail International with appropriate customs form. For purchases specially arranged by money order, your item will ship after full payment has been received. If you are outside the U.S. and Canada, please contact me to discuss shipping options and pricing.

RETURN AND EXCHANGE POLICY

I want you to be happy with your handmade jewelry and will work with you on any concerns you may have after purchase. Because great care is taken to describe and picture an item accurately, please choose carefully. Unworn items may be exchanged or returned for partial refund. You will be responsible for the cost of shipping a return item with delivery tracking--which cost will be refunded if an item is defective. The refund amount will be reduced by original shipping costs and a 15% handling fee. Returns or exchanges must be initiated within 7 days of receiving your item, and I must receive by mail with tracking within 14 days--in original unworn condition and secure packaging.

***BOOKS ARE NON-RETURNABLE***

CUSTOM ORDERS

For custom pieces, a minimum 50% payment will be collected in advance after agreeing to the final design and materials. Custom-made items are not returnable or refundable. Of course, I will work with you on any concerns about craftsmanship or sizing.

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