No matter what form an artist is working with, whether it be paintings, sculptures, or jewelry, I think sometimes he or she must break out and try something different. That is what this pendant was all about for my father, Gary Glandon. Typically, Gary uses turquoise or other stones to make jewelry in the style of Native American jewelry artists. This piece is something altogether different than he has ever done.
This pendant resembles a tiny painting of a scenic landscape. There are textured hills and two pine trees. Gary hand-engraved each tiny little detail in this piece, a time-consuming process. In the bottom left corner, he used little sterling silver balls to represent rocks or boulders. These were soldered on and give this a three-dimensional look and feel. If you look closely, you will see a small genuine opal stone that he used for the sun. This is a great detail that really makes this pendant pop. This entire pendant was handmade in sterling silver using tiny saws, hammers, and engraving equipment. My father really used his imagination with this pendant and there are no others like it.
There are two slots on the back for a chain to slip through. The chain that you see pictured is not included because people like different lengths and styles. However, we have plenty of chains and would be happy to help find one for you if you would like. Please contact us at 308-234-3313 if you would like to add a chain to this pendant.