Say hello to Daisy from our Daisy & Dot Collection.
Since being young, one of my favourite birds has always been the humble hummingbird - it reminds me of the quote:
"Though she be little, she is fierce"
And, did you know? The hummingbird generally symbolises: joy and playfulness, as well as adaptability, lightness of being, enjoyment of life & resilience - PERFECT!
And so, we decided to make some hummingbird jewellery. This piece, being lightweight, perfectly represents the little hummingbird too!
This beauty has been made using a variety of processes.
*** THE DAISY DISC *** >> This was hand cut, from a sheet of sterling silver, using a disc cutter and hammer. >> Once cut, it was ready to hand stamp. Every daisy was hammered into the metal, by hand. >> Following the daisy texturing, it was then ready to shape into a concave dome shape.
*** THE HUMMINGBIRD SHAPE *** >> This is made from sterling silver clay. >> Daisy was hand cut, using a scalpel, and textured using the scalpel also. >> Once shaped, she is was left to air dry before, being torch fired until a peachy colour appeared. >> After waiting for her to cool, she was brushed to remove a white coating - to clean & reveal the sterling silver.
*** THE DAISY DISC & HUMMINGBIRD *** >> When we had both pieces together, Daisy was then soldered onto the concave disc, using sterling silver solder. >> After soldereding, there was fire scale and so she had to go into a pickle bath to remove this. >> Daisy then went into a tumbler, for a spin - to polish. >> And finally, she was hand polished to get into all the nooks and crannies.
Alas, we have this wonderful piece that has been loving made by hand. A piece to treasure.
Daisy is a one off piece and she will arrive attached to a sterling silver chain - gift boxed, for safe keeping.
We hope, if you're the lucky recipient, that you enjoy wearing this piece, knowing it has been handmade from scratch and there isn't another one like it.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
PLEASE LET US KNOW THE CHAIN LENGTH (16", 18", 22", 24"), IN THE BOX ABOVE.