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Cercle de Mer
Cercle de Mer
Cercle de Mer
$55.00

Cercle de Mer

We are so excited about this new design. It is an original KKennedyDesigns concept in Electroforming, clay and semi precious stones. Copper wire is formed into a circle as the framework for the piece and then layers are built up in clay and copper and then embedded with Amazonite. Each piece is one of a kind and organically formed and shaped.

Electroforming is a little bit like magic: copper forms and builds around a gemstone taking on organic and earthy shapes.....

And yet it is a very scientific process to achieve the look desired. The copper raw finish is created by using an electroforming bath: an alchemical process which basically grows the metal in a free-form way onto the surface of the jewel. After the bath is finished (which could take from several hours up to a few days for a single piece to achieve the desired texture) the metal is ready to be sanded and polished (all by hand), in order to benefit as much as possible from the next stage - achieving a dark depth using liver of sulfur. As the last step, I rub a micro crystalline wax polish on the metal.

The pendant is suspended from copper chain. Please feel free to convo us with any questions and take a look at our other listings. If you are a maker yourself or know one, I will be offering just the electroformed pendants if you would like to include them in your work.