Inspired by a recent working week spent as an assistant guide in the Kruger National Park, building on a concept I explored once before of carving animal tracks into silver plate with dremel tools.
The texture created by the foot pad of an elephant in the soft sandy soil of much of the Kruger area creates an interesting random pattern reproduced here in raised lines of polished silver among the roughly textured areas carved out by hand. A slender border follows and highlights the unique shape of the front foot. To finish off the piece, I employed a design I've used before in creating the matching enhancer clasp, which allows this pendant to be interchanged between chain and cords conveniently.
This pendant is for sale as it (without chain or cord) or with the option to have a chain or cord of your choice included.
Weight of silver: 3.2g Sterling
Time taken: 5 and 1/2 hours
Pendant dimensions: 25 x 18mm
Enhancer clasp capacity: up to 5mm