Description: When I Rockhound, there are sites in the mountains I find Sitka spruce. Their bark is amazing. I look for pieces that have beautiful form, and bring them back to my studio where I cast them and prep them for stone setting. These ones have a Red Alder Twig soldered to the reverse so as to suspend a chain. I put the plaster mold, and my organic master copy in a kiln, burning the whole canister out at close to 1200 Fahrenheit.
The heat spontaneously combusts the organic materials and vaporizes any remains. I then remove the plaster mold from the kiln with tongues and use centrifugal force to move molten metal into the cavity where the wood used to be. Once everything cools down, I tear apart the plaster mold and withdraw my metal master copy.
Designed in: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Designer: Broken Ox Creations
Country of Origin: Canada
Year of Release: 2019
Stone Type: Sky Blue Topaz (Light Blue), Chrome Diopside (Green), Red Garnet (Red)
Option1: Sterling Silver Oxidized
Option 2: Sterling Silver Plated with Black Rhodium and 24kt Gold
Care: Oxidized sterling silver can be wiped with a jewelry polishing cloth. The plated version should not be abraded, as this will cause the plating to wear off. Gently use hand soap and warm water to clean if necessary.
Dimensions: 36mm x 24mm x 8mm