Growing Copper Gerber Daisies

Gerber Daisy Pendant - Detail

One of my favorite flowers has always been Gerber daisies. So when I was asked to make a layered Gerber pendant I was super excited! The client wanted it done similarly to the tree pendant which was precisely the way I wanted to do it as well.

So after designing I started with cutting out the layers.

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Those little flowers are smaller than the top of a Bic pen cap!

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All the pieces of metal and wire were cut and there was still so much more to do.

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But first it’s good to make sure it all fits together. Putting the cut pieces together for the first time always makes me excited. It is like opening a present, giving me my first glimpse of what it will look like when it is finished.

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After hours of sanding and filing and polishing as well as dapping the little flower parts to give them a slight curve, it was finally time to assemble the whole piece together. Though, honestly, I have come to enjoy the whole process, including the mundane parts like filing and sanding. When I was younger I just wanted to see the finished piece. But now, I have fallen in love with the whole process. Each part is a beautiful and challenging step to be enjoyed equally with the satisfaction of a finished piece.

Gerber Daisy Pendant
Gerber Daisy Pendant – Detail

Published by Sara

Sara Kear is an artist and yoga teacher living in Perrysburg, Ohio along the muddy and beautiful Maumee River. In her art she works with mixed metals in intricate hand cut and fabricated jewelry designs. Images in her work include nature, animals and mythological subjects. She came to yoga to help with her anxiety and depression and believes the movement, meditation and breathing practices aided her in finding both calm and joy in her life. Certified with a RYT-200 from Ashaya Yoga, her classes combine alignment based techniques, breath work and meditation with compassion and humor.

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