Hanging Cat Pendant in Sterling Silver or Antique Bronze
This is my take on a 1920's cat pendant I made in .925 sterling silver and antique bronze, though the original design was covered in diamonds and was in 18K! It's 3.5cm long and 2cm wide. And you can even have the option of a stone in the eye, though it will cost extra depending on the stone.
I was inspired by a vintage design while doing jewellery history class in school. I wanted to create something a lot simpler, and to be honest, a little comical! I've been asked a hundred times why I had a dead cat on my neck, and I tell them that's just how boneless they get!
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.