This is a MADE TO ORDER item.
I will have it cast locally here in RI which takes a week or two depending on how busy they are and it will only take me a couple days to finish it and another day or two for processing. So were looking at it taking 3 weeks from time of order to your door and +5 more if your International.
But.... I promise it will be mirror shiny and twice as beautiful conveyed here in the photographs. You can tell I spent hours hand carving and softening the shape of this stylized oyster when it's in your hand. It reminds me of when you pick up the super elegant soft piece of sea glass that's soft all over.
STORY OF THE OYSTER
I initially gathered the oyster myself on Island Park Beach on Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island, USA.
I have nick-named this piece, "I have had it easy" because the prototype went into casting highly polished with a lot of stylization. This oyster has a friend, "I have had it rough."
The amount of attention to detail when creating this pendant is many human hours of attention and dedication as well as love for the craft.
This oyster pendant is of heirloom quality and could be passed down generation to generation only gaining beauty with time. It's made out of pure ingredients and will last lifetimes.
LOST WAX CASTING
It was then cast in sterling silver with lost wax casting. The lost-wax casting process, also called cire-perdue, lost-wax metal casting method of metal casting in which a molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created by means of a wax model.
The oyster was cast locally here in Rhode Island. If you would like to have the same design cast in bronze, brass, gold and possibly other options, please convo me.
The pure sterling silver and other metals can be darkened with an oxidation treatment and burnished to highlight its features. As you wear it, it will begin to shimmer more from wear, tailor itself to you and and be less black.
If you would like this necklace with no antiquing, choose shiny at checkout, I would be happy to do that for you.
This necklace is pictured with the oyster hung noose style with a 24" 1mm sterling silver diamond cut bead chain. After the noose style fitting of the oyster, there's 22" of chain left. If you feel it will be too long for you, go with a shorter chain size available such as 22" with the listing or convo me to discuss other options.
The oyster measures, 1.40" x 1.10" wide and it weighs: 19 Grams.
The oyster pendant and chain you see in the pictures is not the exact one you will receive when ordering but it is the exact casting... In other words, they all cast exactly the same and each get's it's own finish.
All jewelry comes in hand screen printed recycled paper gift boxes and with as much recycled materials as possible.
Please feel free to contact me with any custom requests, comments or questions, Thanks for looking!
We accept everything, We prefer Paypal and the Etsy payment system. If you would like to pay me in some other way, please convo me, thank you.
I am able to ship most items Monday through Friday and if things are busy, Saturday also. Please check your item for how long it's expected to take.
I usually ship USPS 1st Class within the United States and globally I use First Class International. Certain items ship priority or flat rate and for those, it will be indicated within the listing.
All of my packages have tracking and I am willing to add services as long as you pay for them. Convo me for anything you need.
Items can be returned if buyer is not happy for any reason within 7 days after receiving item. Buyer to pay return shipping.
In the case of breakage or a lost item, I would choose something as close to possible to what it is you lost or got broken and I will replace the missing item with something of similar to higher value.
Most times, I do need the broken earring to make it a match or the necklace to attach a new clasp. In this case, buyer pays all shipping and small fee for replacement of the parts not to exceed their value.
If something just up's and breaks immediately or due to no fault of your own, I am very happy to correct the situation and I will replace the missing item with something of similar to higher value. I would choose something as close to possible to what it is you lost or got broken. I would rather have my customers pay a couple of dollars to get a handmade pair of earring repaired by me than get upset. I always take care of my customers...
Trade friendly, local pickup if possible.
I am wholesale interested. Wholesale orders would have to be lost wax castings rather than OOAK sea glass creations. With that being said, I can give better pricing if you decide to buy something in a bulk or have me make something that turns out to be a large order.