Quick Facts: The pendant measures at about 1.75 inches (not including the handmade connector which adds about 1/2 inch to the measurement total); it's width is a little less than 1 inch. The necklace length is approximately 18 inches, princess length, including the handmade clasp. This pendant is available and made-to-order in brass or copper. The Story: One of the many things I love about Washington state is the diverse landscapes. Temperate rain forests, mountains, desert (yes, we have that too; not all of the state is Seattle-like!), ocean, islands and river valleys- I never get bored of my scenery options for spur-of-the-moment road trips. Since relocating to the foothills of the Cascades, however, much of my immediate inspiration has been coming from the glorious Cascade mountains. This pendant was inspired by one such nighttime road trip when I admired the mountain forests in the moonlight. Made from copper or brass sheet metal, this pendant has been cut to size, had its rough edges smoothed, and then it was polished. The design was hand-drawn before being gently placed into an acid bath which ate away the undesired portions. Once taken from the bath it was washed, antiqued to bring out the beauty revealed by its ordeal, a hole was drilled to allow it to be worn, and then it was polished. Hanging on black cotton cording, the clasp and pendant connector are handmade with 20g wire. Copper and brass do, of course, over time develop an attractive patina. This is part of the beauty of the material. The pendant does have a thin protective layer of wax to protect it, but expect the beautiful patina to gradually appear. From beginning to end, this item is handmade with love and all the attention you deserve! *Please note: the necklace you receive, though the same design as what is pictured, may have slight variations from the one you see in the photos. Each design is hand-rendered and the acid eats away at the copper edges differently each time. The wire work is done for each pendant/clasp/connection individually- no two are ever exactly alike! The type of black cording may also vary, depending upon what I have in stock. Each necklace sold is one-of-a-kind amazing and just as unique as its owner. :) This item comes with a FREE white gift box, for your gift-giving pleasure! As always, 10% of the profits from the sale of this item goes to support the current Featured Charity!