Celtic Knotwork Dragon Pendant
This one of my favorite dragon pendants I make! It's 4cm high, and the bail on it is large enough to pass a medium chain.It is available in both .925 sterling silver & antique bronze.
I guess you can say it's truly a unisex pendant! In the area I live in there is a large irish population, and when I started making jewellery there was no one making Celtic jewellery in our area. So I decided to do that myself! This is one of my signature pieces in my shop, due to the fact everyone recognizes me for producing it. The original design comes from the 50's, but I bought a brass master along with many others I make in my shop, from a production shop that closed in 1998. I do my own production in my shop.
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.