This autumn oak leaf pendant was handcrafted from premium tooling leather, and then accented with wire wrapping using both shiny and oxidized sterling silver wire. At the center of the deep red oak leaf sits a dark gray jasper (possibly an unusually opaque agate?) with streaks of red. The contrast between the dark red leaf and the grey stone and metal is particularly striking and very evocative of fall.
The neckline consists of an adjustable blackened sterling silver chain, which has been accented with pops of bright sterling silver as well as red and grey jasper beads. It can be adjusted from 17″ to 19″.
As with all of my leather craft, this piece was created using high quality materials and over 25 years of leather working skill. Beauty and quality craftsmanship are important to me, so I don’t do “quick and dirty” work; I patiently design, carve, shape, paint and seal each piece. It’s a slow process with many steps, but the end result is an original handmade work of wearable art that you can be proud to gift or cherish for years to come.