Dog Lover Paw Print Necklace, Red Copper Sodalite Handmade Jewelry

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Perfect jewelry for the dog lover, the meaningful, one of a kind MY FOUR FOOTED FRIEND handmade necklace features an artisan red copper paw print pendant, blue sodalite gemstones and copper beads.  The unique pendant was cut from copper sheet metal and then textured using a technique called “repousse” (pounding the back of the metal from the reverse to give it form).  A lovely raised paw print is found on the front of the square pendant including the four toe pads and the metacarpal pad. The back of the pendant shows the recessed paw print.  A raised frame was soldered around the paw print and a round bail was attached at the top.  To get the glorious red orange copper color, a patination formula was brushed on and then fired at high heat with a torch.  So the colors don’t fade and for years of wearing pleasure, the pendant was brushed with a metal lacquer sealant.  A thick copper jump ring securely fastens the paw print pendant to the main body of the necklace.
To perfectly complement the colors of the dog paw print pendant, rich blue sodalite rounds were used.  Sodalite is a beautiful gemstone that ranges in shades from a midnight blue to a very pale blue, sometimes with white veining.  The sodalite used in the necklace is mainly a medium blue with some darker and lighter blue beads,  The finish of the gemstones is a medium shine, not high gloss and not matte, but somewhere in-between.  Copper bicone beads add a wonderful gleam and break up the sodalite into alternate groups of five stones and three stones.  A sleek copper toggle clasp set finishes the paw print necklace.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the MY FOUR FOOTED FRIEND was created for the woman who loves her dog(s) and loves to wear one of a kind artisan jewelry.
***  Please note:  when sold, one half (1/2) of the purchase price of the MY FOUR FOOTED FRIEND dog rescue necklace will be donated to an animal rescue organization to help care for the four footed souls waiting for their furever home.

  • Copper dog paw pendant:  app. 22 mm with the bail x 12 mm x 3 mm (0.87” x 0.47”); artisan handmade by Patricia Healey
  • Blue sodalite gemstone rounds:  app. 5 mm
  • Metal:  copper
  • Clasp:  copper toggle clasp set
  • Length:  app. 18.5” / 47 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 1” / 2.54 cm including the copper jump ring

***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the dog paw pendant and sodalite used to create the MY FOUR FOOTED FRIEND necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a quarter.

Dogs are a symbol of  loyalty, friendship and unconditional love.  Sodalite is said to dispel fears and promote a clear, insightful mind bringing inner peace.  Copper is said to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development.   

The MY FOUR FOOTED FRIEND artisan necklace was carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio.  The necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!   
***  The jewelry in my handmade shop is photographed outside in natural light.  Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my own monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.



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