Silver, Copper Mushroom Pendant, with Ocean Jasper, Snail



I was inspired by the many mushrooms that popped up all over our property this fall. My first step was to find a few cabochons that had the right shape to be mushroom caps. This is one of them - a wonderful Ocean Jasper with pink and yellow-gold orbs.

The mushroom stem is copper. I added a little copper snail with silver shell on the stem, and a curvy copper grass clump next to it. The mushroom stem is textured and antiqued. The frill under the cap is also textured and has a bit of silver melted onto the copper.  I gave the background a shimmery sanded finish.  A dragonfly, preparing itself for winter, is cut out behind the stone. Two jump rings act as a bail.

Lapidary artist is Juvy Andres of JC Cabochons.

SIZE: The pendant hangs about 1 5/8 inches and is about 1 1/8 inches wide.  This pendant is sold without a chain. I offer a variety of chains and cords which can be purchased separately.

MATERIALS: Sterling silver, Fine silver, Copper, Ocean Jasper

PROPERTIES OF STONES (information compiled from various sources):  Ocean Jasper comes from Madagascar and nowhere else. Kabamby Ocean Jasper comes from a specific area in northwestern Madagascar, near the village of Kabamby. It's known for it's gold and green colors and geometric patterning.  Ocean Jasper is actually a type of chalcedony rather than jasper, with a variety of minerals mixed in. It is considered a stone of strength and renewal. It is supposed to help one communicate more positively and to rid oneself of negative feelings in general.

This is an original piece of jewelry designed and handcrafted by Barbara Kay Bureker in my SW Washington studio.  All work and images ©2014-2023 by Barbara Kay Jewelry.