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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.


$ 25
389199

389199

Pink Natural Pearl Hook Earrings
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Silver hook earrings, each set with two pale pink natural pearls and silver beads


Price: $ 25

Postage: $9.50


389199

Pink Natural Pearl Hook Earrings

$ 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

$ 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

$ 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

$ 75
389178

389178

Rectangular Box Filigree Pendant
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Silver rectangular filigree pendant (30 x 14 x 10mm) on a 39cm sterling silver chain


Price: $ 75

Postage: $9.50


389178

Rectangular Box Filigree 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

$ 68
389210

389210

Violet Leaf Pendant
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Silver violet leaf pendant (33 x 37mm) on a 44cm silver snake chain


Price: $ 68

Postage: $9.50


389210

Violet Leaf Pendant

$ 70
389252

389252

Large Textured Pointed Leaf Pendant
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Large silver heavily textured pointed leaf pendant (14 x 50mm) on a heavy 4cm sterling silver chain


Price: $ 70

Postage: $9.50


389252

Large Textured Pointed Leaf Pendant

$ 60
389206

389206

Baby Fig Leaf Pendant
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Silver Baby Fig leaf pendant, treated to look antique, (30 x 23mm) on a 39cm silver chain


Price: $ 60

Postage: $9.50


389206

Baby Fig Leaf Pendant

$ 75
389175

389175

Round Filigree Pendant
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Round Silver filigree pendant (25mm Diameter) on a 42cm sterling silver chain


Price: $ 75

Postage: $9.50


389175

Round Filigree 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

$ 165
389275

389275

Silver Earring and Pendant Set
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Long Oval-Shaped Silver Leaf Pendant and Earring Set. The hook earrings measure 36x10mm. The Pendant measures 41x12mm and is on a Sterling Silver chain measuring 43cm. These leaves were picked from a Native Australian shrub at Healesville Sanctuary.


Price: $ 165

Postage: $9.50


389275

Silver Earring and Pendant Set

$ 65
389279

389279

Star-Shaped Silver Filigree Pendant
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Star-shaped hollow silver filigree pendant with a triangular sapphire-blue Zirconia stone set in the middle. The pendant, which is reversable because the back is plain with no stone, measures approx 22x5mm. It is on a Sterling Silver chain measuring 43cms.


Price: $ 65

Postage: $9.50


389279

Star-Shaped Silver Filigree Pendant

$ 45
389160

389160

Butterfly Bush Leaf Pendant
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Silver Butterfly Bush leaf pendant (54 x 10mm) on a 48cm lilac suede thong


Price: $ 45

Postage: $9.50


389160

Butterfly Bush Leaf Pendant

$ 65
389276

389276

Flower-shaped Silver Filigree Pendant
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Flower-shaped hollow silver filigree pendant, set with an amber-coloured Zirconia stone. The pendant measures approx 22x4mm and is on a delicate silver chain measuring 44 cms. The pendant is reversible because the back is plain, with no stone.


Price: $ 65

Postage: $9.50


389276

Flower-shaped Silver Filigree Pendant

$ 25
389196

389196

Freshwater Pearl Hook Earrings
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Silver hook earrings with white natural pearls (two pearls in each earring) set with silver spacer beads


Price: $ 25

Postage: $9.50


389196

Freshwater Pearl Hook Earrings

$ 25
389203

389203

White Freshwater Pearl Hook Earrings
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Silver hook earrings with white natural pearls (two pearls in each earring) set with silver spacer beads


Price: $ 25

Postage: $9.50


389203

White Freshwater Pearl Hook Earrings

$ 75
389277

389277

Long Oval-shaped Leaf Pendant
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Silver Pendant made from the leaf of a native Australian tree. The pendant measures 52x14mm and is on a Sterling Silver chain measuring 46cms. I picked this leaf on a recent visit to Healesville Sanctuary


Price: $ 75

Postage: $9.50


389277

Long Oval-shaped Leaf Pendant

$ 80
389047

389047

Filigree Hollow Teardrop Pendant
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Hollow tear-dropped shaped filigree pendant (45 x 24mm) on a sterling silver chain, 48cm


Price: $ 80

Postage: $9.50


389047

Filigree Hollow Teardrop Pendant

$ 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

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