Paw Print Medallion in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze
This handmade paw medallion was created for those pet lovers out there who wanted to find something they could wear to show their love of the fuzzies! They are available in either .925 sterling silver or antique bronze and measures 2.5cm wide, 1.3cm wide and is flat on the back with a satin finish around the paw and on the back. You have the choice of an open jump ring or a solid bail. Also there is space on the back to engrave a name or date, and you can order the option in my Chains & Engraving section of my shop.
I carved these in green jewellers wax, along with a few other pieces I made for pet lovers. I also made in the series of rings, pendants and even earrings! So easy to make a whole set! It is super simple to wear all the time. So if you love your pups or kitties, these will be perfect to show your love! And also made earrings, rings, and pendants that go in the set!
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.