Dragon Pentagram Pendant in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze
This handmade dragon pentagram pendant available in .925 sterling silver or antique bronze with a bail is made large enough for a standard chain, and is antiqued to show the contrasts in design details. The dragon curves around the pentagram adding the symbol strength and power.
The pentacle meaning can be seen as many different things, but one commonality is that the pentacle is a symbol that represents Earth, Air, Fire, Water at each of its five points and the Spirit as the center. These are often worn by people of pagan faiths such as Wicca and other communities.
Occasionally I go around a look for inspiration for new pieces, especially for ideas not found here in Montreal. Sometimes I come up with a creative idea inspired by nature. Sometimes I see something available only in pewter or costume jewellery that people like me can't wear due to skin allergies. This is one of them. This is a reproduction of a pewter pendant I found at a fair I was in out in Ontario. The original was in seriously need of fix up, so 4 hours of touch-ups, adding a loop instead of just a ring, and making it almost perfect for perfect copies, I was able to make a production in sterling silver and antique bronze.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.
Bronze is an alloy that consists of a mixture of approximately 90% copper and 10% tin. Producing bronze is a less toxic process than producing brass as brass is a combination of copper and zinc, and the manufacturing process often produces zinc oxide which is toxic.
Because bronze contains copper, it can turn your skin green whether you have an allergy or not. Bronze and copper turn your skin green because when the copper reacts with your sweat and the acids from your skin, it produces copper chloride. Copper chloride is a green substance that then rubs off on your skin. If you are prone to sweating, your bronze jewelry will definitely turn your skin green. This chemical reaction can also be prevented by painting any part of the jewelry that comes in contact with your skin with clear nail polish or clear acrylic enamel.