Bisti Badlands Fused Fine Silver Chain + Desert Primitive Choker Necklace + Wabi Sabi + Desert Stone

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Bisti Badlands Fused Fine Silver Chain + Desert Primitive Choker Necklace + Wabi Sabi + Desert Stone

395.00

 Made from pure fine silver, this Desert Primitive necklace echoes the otherworldly rock formations of the Bisti Badlands.

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:: In the Bisti ::

The Bisti Badlands lie deep in the heart of Navajo country in northwest New Mexico.  The rocks there do things I have never seen rocks do before, or even thought possible, and I am always amazed every time I do.  Wandering the landscape there is like walking on another world. 

This Desert Primitive necklace was created with Bisti in mind from .999 fused fine silver.  Each link was created individually, bent and contorted to echo the windswept shapes found at Bisti.  I used 8 to 14 gauge wire to make the links and hammered each on my anvil of desert rock, often repeatedly annealing and hammering the heavier ones until they had just the right flow.  An open link was placed in the back to serve as a clasp.  Then each link of the completed chain was carefully hand-sanded with several successive grits of abrasives to soften the edges.  I gave the chain a rich iridescent patina that will only grow richer with time and wear, and a soft satiny polish that makes the necklace look like old, old silver. 

Timeless and elemental...like the landscape that inspired it.

SIZE:   The chain is 17 3/4" or 46cm long when fastened.

CARE:  This is a tough one and you can wear it anywhere.  Wash it in soap and water, and polish it with a silver polishing cloth if you wish...or, allow the patina to naturally deepen.  The "wear polish" that develops as you wear the necklace will only grow richer with time.

PRESENTATION:  In the Bisti will come to you beautifully giftwrapped.  See the shop policies below for details.

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