Up Up and Away with this delightful sterling silver hot air balloon pendant. The basket is a gemstone cabachon set in sterling silver, and comes in your choice of 9 gemstones.
This pendant is made from sterling silver recycled in my studio. I melt my silver scraps in to a ball, then use a hydraulic press and a steel shot plate to form the balloon impression. After trimming excess silver and smoothing the edges, I solder on a hidden bail, oxidize, and set the stone.
The balloon is around 1/2 inches wide and 3/4 inches long. Because each one is hand formed, it may vary slightly from the samples shown in the photos.