Lily of the Valley Pendants

by Melissa Scoppa July 14, 2017

Lily of the Valley Pendants

I was approached about making a matching lily of the valley pendant for a mother and her daughter, Lily. What started as a pair became three as we ended up adding a third pendant to the mix for Lily's grandmother and now they all have a tiny wearable treasure that ties them together.

I was excited by this opportunity and had wanted to design a L.O.T.V. pendant at some point and add it to my line because I too love the flower. The smell is just incredible and they are so unique in how the delicate bell shaped flowers curl off of the main stalk. Growing up they would show up in our yard and it was such a cool surprise. Shame they only stayed for a short time every spring and then they were gone again so quickly.

Each of these pendants was made from Sterling Silver in the form of sheet metal and wire stock  that was sawed out, shaped and soldered together one connection at a time. Silver sheet was textured with a cross peen riveting hammer to create the leaves and then formed by additional hammering into a wooden form made just for this job.

Thick silver wire was filed by hand gradually from its thickest point to thin on one end creating the tapered, organic flow of the stems and each flower bell was cut out and domed to make it convex and then soldered into place. The final step was to oxidize the silver which is a chemical change taking place on the surface of the metal which darkens it to almost black. I then polished the high points of the lilies which gave it contrast and added a beautiful, natural depth.

I swiftly shipped them off thinking I wish I had made one for myself!



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Jewelry Sizing Guides

Necklace Sizing Guide

The length of a necklace affects how it looks when you wear it. Always pay attention to necklace length when you’re purchasing jewelry, and be aware of how different necklace lengths look on you.

Most pendants can not be switched to longer or shorter chains on your own and they would need to be sent in to us for the alteration. They are designed so that the pendant does not fall off of the chain and the bail (part that connects the pendant to the chain) is too small to fit over the clasp and end ring.

We suggest that you measure a necklace that you already have and that is the length that you are looking for. Measurements should be taken from end to end including the clasp.

 

Ring Sizing Guide

Method #1

To get the most accurate measurement possible we urge you to get professionally sized at a local jewelry store and it that is not possible, pick up one of our Plastic Ring Sizers available in the shop. This sizer gives a pretty accurate measurement and is essentially free since it comes with a 4$ coupon code for a future ring purchase with us.

We also realize that time is of the essence sometimes and/or maybe you have plenty of rings lying around that fit perfect but just can't remember the size. Therefore we have outlined two possible ways for you to measure your ring size using this handy dandy printable PDF.

Please be sure to follow the instructions and double check measurements with a ruler. Printers can be tricky with sizing.

 

Method #2 - Measure A Ring That Fits

Place your ring over the closest matching sized circle, make sure the inside of the ring fits around the outside of the circle. If you are between sizes, order up.

Method #3 - Measure Your Finger With a Ruler

1 - Get a non-stretchy string or paper about 6" long and 1/4" wide.

2 - Wrap around the base of your finger. It has to fit snug, but not too tight.

3 - Mark the point on the string/paper where it overlaps forming a circle.

4 - Compare the length of the string/paper to the chart. That is your ring size.

*If you are between sizes, order a larger size.

Make sure your finger is at a normal body temperature -- fingers can shrink or expand when cold or hot. If your knuckle is much larger than your finger’s base, take two separate measurements and choose a size in between. You want a ring to fit over your knuckle, but not be too loose or it will shift around.