Kiss Hug X and O hand-made man's pendant for guys is crafted of black oxidized copper and fine silver, a graphic symbol of love and affection in simple metalsmithed dog tag form. The copper tags are approximately 2.5x4cm (1-1/2x1") with a total drop, including the hand riveted sterling silver hanging loop, of 5.5cm or 2-1/4" from the 20" black rubber chain (with sterling clasp). Does your man deserve a kiss and a hug? Mannequin in photo is a female form but shows about where it hangs on a man. Pendant can be tucked inside or worn comfortably outside a shirt.
To make Kiss Hug I utilize metalsmithing techniques of shearing, sanding, soldering, pickling, rolling, grinding and sanding, drilling and oxidizing in liver of sulfur, and for the hanging loop I forged sterling wire and connected it with a copper rivet, which will patina with time. Each dog tag is finished with a buffed coat of Renaissance Wax to preserve the patina and provide luster.
If you would like to follow the creation of the prototype of this technique on my blog: http://amyjoavnet.posterous.com/kiss-hug-earrings-metallic-chimera