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Silver Jewellery


I create silver leaf pendants and earrings using fresh green leaves with pronounced veins from her garden (and from other peoples!). I coat the veined side of the leaf with several layers of silver paste. Once the desired thickness is achieved and the silver is completely dry, the leaf is fired in the kiln. The leaf burns away, leaving its "imprint" (in mirror image) on the face of the silver. The silver leaf is then polished and/or textured, depending on the desired effect.

I also create filigree silver pendants. Using cork clay, she makes the desired shape (oval, round, spherical, tubular, etc). Once the cork is completely dry, Pamela uses silver clay in a syringe to 'pipe' a filigree design onto the cork. When the silver has fully dried, the pendant is fired in the kiln, where the cork simply burns away ... leaving the delicate hollow filigree shape.

To create these unique pendants, brooches and earrings, I use Precious Metal Clay (PMC), which is 99.9% silver, in a number of ways:

1. I make a cork shape and then, using a syringe, the PMC is piped onto the cork mould. Or strips are fixed in place over the mould and decorated using a syringe. During the firing, the cork burns away, leaving the hollow shape.

2. I thin the PMC down to a thick paste and then paint about 10 layers of it onto a dried leaf. During the firing, the leaf burns away and the shape of the leaf and veins is revealed in the sliver.

3. If I find ferns or leaves which are robust enough, I take moulds of them. Then I roll out a fine slab of sliver clay and press the mould into it. When the clay dries to a firm texture, I then cut out the shape of the leaf, which I then fire.

4. I trace or draw a design or picture on some paper and then go over the design with the syringe. When fired, this makes a delightful, delicate piece of jewellery, but quite fragile.


$ 55
389051

389051

Blackberry Leaf Pendant
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Silver Blackberry leaf pendant (27 x 57mm) a 48cm thin leather thong


Price: $ 55

Postage: $9.50


389051

Blackberry Leaf Pendant

$ 60
389019

389019

Large Leaf Pendant with Lilac Stone
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Large leaf set with lilac stone (50 x 35mm) on a leather thong, 52cm


Price: $ 60

Postage: $9.50


389019

Large Leaf Pendant with Lilac Stone

$ 58
389260

389260

Rose Leaf Pendant
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Silver Rose leaf pendant (20 x 37mm) on a 42cm silver Figaro chain


Price: $ 58

Postage: $9.50


389260

Rose Leaf Pendant

$ 60
389101

389101

Geranium Leaf Pendant
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Silver flat-topped Geranium leaf pendant (49 x 34mm) on a 45cm thin leather thong


Price: $ 60

Postage: $9.50


389101

Geranium Leaf Pendant

$ 75
389284

389284

Long Pointed Silver Leaf Pendant
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Long pointed silver leaf pendant measuring 50x14mm. The pendant is on a silver chain of 46cms. Note: There are matching earrings - Item No.389283. There is also an earring and necklace set - Item No. 389275


Price: $ 75

Postage: $9.50


389284

Long Pointed Silver Leaf Pendant

$ 55
389218

389218

Gum Leaf Pendant
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Silver Gum leaf pendant (57 x 10mm), treated to give it an antique look, on a 40cm silver box chain


Price: $ 55

Postage: $9.50


389218

Gum Leaf Pendant

$ 80
389141

389141

Ischium Leaf Pendant
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Silver Ischium leaf pendant (70 x 20mm) on a 45cm silver snake necklace


Price: $ 80

Postage: $9.50


389141

Ischium Leaf Pendant

$ 60
389098

389098

Antique Look Mint Leaf Pendant
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Silver Mint leaf pendant (40 x 44mm) treated to give it an antique look. On a 53cm thin leather thong.


Price: $ 60

Postage: $9.50


389098

Antique Look Mint Leaf Pendant

$ 70
389223

389223

Teardrop Abstract Design Pendant
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Silver Teardrop abstract design pendant, lightly treated to give it an antique look, (25 x 30mm) on a 45cm silver box chain


Price: $ 70

Postage: $9.50


389223

Teardrop Abstract Design Pendant

$ 65
389254

389254

Violet Leaf Pendant
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Silver Violet leaf pendant (30 x 34mm) on a 43cm sterling silver chain


Price: $ 65

Postage: $9.50


389254

Violet Leaf Pendant

$ 55
389222

389222

Butterfly Bush Leaf Pendant
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Silver Butterfly Bush leaf pendant (52 x 10mm) on a 44cm silver chain


Price: $ 55

Postage: $9.50


389222

Butterfly Bush Leaf Pendant

$ 25
389212

389212

Purple-coloured Freshwater Pearl Pin Earrings
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Silver pin earrings with natural pearls in purple/maroon shades (three pearls in each earring) set with silver spacer beads


Price: $ 25

Postage: $9.50


389212

Purple-coloured Freshwater Pearl Pin Earrings

$ 60
389097

389097

Pinoak Leaf Pendant
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Silver pinoak pendant treated to give it an antique look (51 x 50mm) on a silver 43cm chain


Price: $ 60

Postage: $9.50


389097

Pinoak Leaf Pendant

$ 55
389262

389262

Salvia Leaf Pendant
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Silver Salvia leaf pendant (9 x 47mm) on a 45cm sterling silver chain


Price: $ 55

Postage: $9.50


389262

Salvia Leaf Pendant

$ 85
389236

389236

Blossom and Crystal Earrings
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Silver, textured, Blossom and Swarovski Crystal earrings, with Tibetan beads added (70mm long)


Price: $ 85

Postage: $9.50


389236

Blossom and Crystal Earrings

$ 55
389246

389246

Lavender Leaf Pendant
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Silver Lavender leaf pendant (10 x 35mm) on a 43cm silver chain


Price: $ 55

Postage: $9.50


389246

Lavender Leaf Pendant

$ 50
389076

389076

Small Antiqued Geranium Leaf Pendant
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Small silver Geranium leaf pendant, treated to make it look antique (30 x 30mm) on 42cm thick leather thong


Price: $ 50

Postage: $9.50


389076

Small Antiqued Geranium Leaf Pendant

$ 80
389231

389231

Butterfly Bush Leaf Earrings
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Silver Butterfly Bush Leaf Earrings (pin) (48 x 9mm)


Price: $ 80

Postage: $9.50


389231

Butterfly Bush Leaf Earrings

$ 60
389207

389207

Fern Leaf Pendant
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Silver fern leaf pendant, treated to make it look antique (20 x 44mm). I picked this leaf in the Otways, a temperate rainforest near Apollo Bay. On a 42cm sterling silver chain.


Price: $ 60

Postage: $9.50


389207

Fern Leaf Pendant

$ 72
389235

389235

Triangle and Crystal Earrings
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Silver Triangle and Swarovski Crystal hook earrings set with Tibetan barrel beads (65cm long)


Price: $ 72

Postage: $9.50


389235

Triangle and Crystal Earrings

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