Freya Goddess Pendant, Malachite Black Onyx and Pearl Wire Wrap Copper Necklace
Freya, Norse goddess who claims half of all those slain in battle, (and as represented by the rich, earthy green malachite in this pendant), was the inspiration behind this wire wrap copper necklace. While embodying a bountiful lust for life, she had the duty of housing the souls of those who died heroes and warriors, as indicated by the black onyx stone. But she is also known for a fondness of beautiful things and finery, so a small white freshwater pearl has been tucked at the base. This pendant measures 6.5cm in length and would make a memorable companion to those who wish to embrace their inner goddess. Pendant will arrive with a 20" copper ball chain.
General Maintenance: Do not shower, sleep, expose your creations to harsh chemicals such as those found in hot tubs or swimming pools, or exercise while wearing your Nicole Hanna Jewelry creations. Do not wear your jewelry while applying hairspray, lotions or other skincare products. Do not clean your creations with an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner or abrasive fabrics. Avoid intense and/or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Some stones are sensitive to the sun and colors may become muted if exposed for a great length of time.
For Sterling, Fine or Argentium Silver or Gold and Gold-Fill only, rub a dime-sized drop of Dawn dish-washing detergent across the surface, rinse beneath lukewarm water, then pat gently with a clean, dry and soft cloth. For natural copper, brass, stainless steel and bronze creations, rinse for 30 seconds in 2-3 tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce, rinse beneath lukewarm water, then pat gently with a clean, dry and soft cloth. Allow to dry completely before storage (preferably in a zip-lock or air-tight container).
Seed bead embroidered jewelry should be laid flat or hung when not worn, especially pieces with beaded or decorative trim. Beaded work should be handled with extra care, and cannot be cleaned.
A Note on Natural Metals & Oxidization: Most Nicole Hanna Jewelry copper, bronze and brass creations are constructed from raw materials (unless otherwise specified). Copper, bronze and brass will age or patina with wear and use, and is not treated to prevent this natural oxidizing process. To avoid patina, scrub your natural copper, brass and bronze creations lightly with a fine steel wool pad (inexpensive and available at any hardware store), once a month or as needed, dependent upon the amount of wear the piece experiences. Rinse beneath lukewarm water, then pat gently with a clean, dry and soft cloth. Stainless steel creations will never tarnish!
Note on Colored, Anti-Tarnish Copper: Colored copper creations are coated with a tarnish-resistant layer, should not tarnish and cannot be cleaned, except with a water rinse and gentle pat with a non-abrasive dry cloth.