The Scherzo tiny pendants are named after the western classical music term for a small, joyful part of a larger work. Like it, they are both a lighthearted, smily interlude among the more structured pendants of the Layers of Nostalgia collection.
Scherzo 2 is a playful, almost-squared small pendant, the only one inspired by an Australian landcape. Part of our family lives there and they sent us a picture of the lake when we were first working on the collection.
Even if the collection is mainly focused on Italian landscapes, we decided to include this small landscape for its similar sweet and sour feeling of longing. The desire for something or someone that is far, that you miss, that you love and long to see.
The pendant is imperfectly shaped like a child's drawing, with a miniature reproduction of the Warragamba Dam Lake in New South Wales, made from layers of silver, oxidezed silver and copper, with a small handle and a cotton, thin, brown cord to hold it. The cord is in. 15.7 (cm.40) but we can make it the length you like.
We made Scherzo 2 in October 2021 when we started again to work on the collection, but it is too small to imprint the date on its back so we will add a small card to its box.
It has been made to last but it is more delicate than industrial jewelry. We have applied a protective layer on the surface to preserve its colours but they will slightly change somehow over the time as part of a natural process.
We use recycled silver as much as we can, to reduce the environmental impact of our work and for ethical reasons. Recycled silver has exactly the same characteristics and value of mined silver but it is obtained from old jewelry or silverware. From our personal point of view, it adds value to the jewelry we make.
Important: you may polish the piece with a conventional silverware cloth, taking on account that the darker parts may fade if you rub them.
Made of oxidized sterling 925 silver and copper. Brown cotton necklace with silver closure.
Width: in. 0.5 (cm. 1,3)
Height: in. 0.5 - 0.7 including the handle (cm. 1,3 - cm.1,8 including the handle)
Necklace: in. 15.7 or custom (cm.40 or custom)