The tardigrade…also known as water bear or moss piglet, measures just over a millimeter and you probably never saw one. Still, they are basically everywhere, from oceans to rainforests. And they are old, fossils of them have been found that date back to 530 millions of years.
And boy, they are resilient.
The tardigrade has been a favorite of scientists and students for years due to its seemingly indestructible body. In addition to being able to survive water, fire, and space, the little animal has been known to survive radiation, dehydration, starvation, air deprivation, and extreme pressures and temperatures (both high and low).
So, you know, I think I am going to keep the little dude close to me, to remind me of being badass
This pendant is created by sand casting the original design I hand fabricated in silver.
Hand fabricated means that I took several pieces of silver, melted them in blobs, fused them together, shaped them with files and burrs, and on and on until I had the little tardigrade shape.
Then I used the method of sand casting, which is a primitive way to create a cast out of something, and poured melted silver in it.
With sand casting, you create a mold that works only once, and the result is not as clean as with modern casting techniques, which is exactly what I like, because I want each one to be unique.
The cast goes through filing, carving, some fusing and such before being ready to be worn, and this allows me to offer you something unique.
Chain is not included, you can purchase one here.
Shipped gift wrapped.
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