Etched Copper Pawprints OOAK Choker - Fur Babies Collection
Quick Facts: The pendant measures at about 2 inches (including the handmade connector); it's width is a about 1 inch (the way that it hangs- the etched metal pendant itself measures 1.5 inches by 3/4 inch). The necklace length is approximately 16 inches, choker length, including the handmade clasp. The Story: Does your pet walk all over you? Do you feel like you have paw prints on your heart? If so, you might appreciate this one-of-a-kind etched paw prints choker, complete with a handmade wire copper heart connection! Made from copper 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 cording, the clasp and pendant connector are handmade with 20g copper wire. Copper does, 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... with all the attention you deserve! 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! If you like this necklace, you might also like this bracelet: Or, if you like the original design of the pendant (pictured with this one in the last photo), you can find it here: A little information about the organization which inspired this design: By mandate of the Spokane Humane Society’s board of directors in January 2006, the SHS stopped euthanizing animals due to lack of space. Limited resources and available kennels made it impossible to continue to accept unlimited animals and made it necessary to work with their community partners in animal control and breed specific rescue evolving to their current day “Reservation required” shelter.This change initially reduced the number of animals they served each year but increased the number of animals being permanently placed into loving homes and improved placement rate from 52% to 79% from 2006 to 2007. As a part of this policy change, strays are referred to their appropriate animal control facility and are being transferred back based upon the needs of the animals/partner agencies and their space available. In 2012, they had a placement rate of 97%. *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 drawn by hand 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. :)