Hand and Paw Pendant with Chain

Hand and Paw Pendant with Chain


A special necklace for dog lovers!

The sterling silver pendant was lovingly created entirely by hand, using an ancient technique called chasing and repousse. This 5000 year old technique uses small, specialized tools and a hammer to push and form the metal, either from the front of the piece or from behind. This is a time-intensive, meditative technique, which produces a unique result. On the back of the pendant there is an image of a dog bone.

This chain was woven using a technique called Loop in Loop, which predates chainmaille and dates back nearly 5000 years. This was the predominant type of chain the Ancient Romans used. The specific pattern used for this chain is called single loop and loop, one of the most basic variants of this type of chain.

There are over 100 links woven into this chain. Each of the links is formed into a circle, fused into a closed loop, shaped, and then these closed loops are woven into the chain.

This necklace is made with fine silver and is securely finished with a swivel lobster clasp, the pendant is sterling silver. The pendant is approximately 1 x 1-1/2 inches, and the chain is 20 inches long.

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