Oh, the ever so versatile and amazing tomato. Much loved among chefs, salsa makers, come cooks and gardeners, this New World plant makes up plenty of Old World cooking recipes today. After all, what would Italian food be without the tomato?
This necklace pays homage to the humble tomato. Hand pressed from a live garden tomato leaf, the details, down to the capillary level, show up beautifully in bronze. I added a beautiful lab-grown blue sapphire set among a wavy ribbon of bronze.
After a kiln firing, I hand polished it to a matte finish, leaving a little of the natural purplish patina from the firing process.
Quality, one-of-a-kind craftsmanship, handmade in my home jewelry studio.
Pendant: 2.5 in (6.5 cm) x 1.25 in (3 cm)
Chain: 19" (47cm)
Materials: Bronze, Sapphire