This design features a real pinecone found in nature and covered in metal. I hope that this will be a little piece of nature that you can wear to remind you of how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful world.
They're miniature pinecones, collected by the sweetest lady in North Carolina. We waited several months for them to dry out, and then started the process to get these made into necklaces for you! The pinecones are sorted through, hand picking the very prettiest ones to use. Then every pinecone has to be dipped several times in a coating to harden and strengthen it, and hung up to dry between each coat. It is carefully hand painted with conductive paint, which is quite the process with these, to get it into every nook. The pinecone then goes through a 20+ hour process of having metal deposited particle by particle over the entire pinecone. I add more metal than usual, to help strengthen the piece and make it strong enough to last a lifetime. A 32 inch chain is measured and cut, and the pinecone is attached to the chain using locking jump rings (which are time intensive to put on, but so worth it to strengthen the necklace!). Long story short... so much time and love from multiple people has been put into every single one of these necklaces.
The chain is solid sterling silver, gold filled, or rose gold filled. The pinecone is formed in a core of pure copper, then heavily plated in gold, rose gold, or silver. All Little Sycamore jewelry is lead & nickel free.
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