Large Leland Blue Freeform Pendant w/ Filigree
This is a beautiful piece of Leland Blue! It has a lovely soft cornflower blue color, with subtle swirls of slightly darker blue. The freeform geometric shape is unusual and contemporary, enhanced by the hand-fabricated sterling silver filigree setting.
This pendant comes with an 18" sterling silver cable chain. If you'd like an extender added, just message me and I'll add one no charge!
What Is Leland Blue?
It is a slag glass - a byproduct of the smelting process in the iron industry. Raw ore is heated, and the desired iron ore is separated from various natural impurities. When those impurities cool, the result is stone-like slag. Leland Blue is specifically the mix of blue glass with other chemicals — but this varying chemical medley can also cause the slag to appear purple, gray, or even shades of green. Artisans will collect this material found on the shores near Leland, Michigan and cut and polish it into cabochon stones for use in jewelry. It's upcycling at its prettiest!