A proud Bouvier des Flanders dog prances across the center of this whimsical pendant surrounded by her three puppies. One puppy stands next to Mom, another sits just ahead, while a third has found it's way to a sturdy branch above. When I got my most recent Bouvier des Flanders puppy I was so charmed by her that I was compelled to do a pendant for her breeder, Kathy Wise Steiner, and to share with other Bouvier fans, taking a short break from my usual fantasy jewelry themes.
The challenge of creating this piece of dog jewelry was to keep the form and musculature of the mom and puppies correct while conveying the texture of a rough coat and fluffy fur in a very tiny scale. Each dog was sculpted in wax individually keeping it as life like and detailed as possible. The photo showing the two puppies in purple are the wax sculptures before casting. After the wax was completed it was cast sterling silver using the lost wax method. The silver pendant was then antiqued, leaving the branches a little darker than the dogs for contrast and interest.
This whimsical Bouvier pendant is 1 3/4 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches wide, the largest dog is 7/8 inches long. A 16 inch black cord is included, for a high quality sterling silver chain please see https://www.etsy.com/listing/244190048/interlocking-sterling-silver-chain or https://www.etsy.com/listing/244190540/woven-style-sterling-silver-chain
If you see something you love and it's outside of your budget contact me; while I don't lower my prices or have sales I can work out a payment plan for you and have done this for many of my customers.
United States Orders -- all orders will be mailed via USPS First Class Mail. Unless you are having your item customized most orders arrive within a week.
International Orders -- most orders are mailed via USPS Frist Class Mail, there may be exceptions for some countries depending on their regulations. On average expect a delivery time of approximately 1-3 weeks, however, there have been times when it's taken as long as 6 weeks for a package to arrive. Any import tariffs or taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser, which vary widely depending on the country.
The import tariffs and taxes are quite high some countries. VAT can be as much as 20% of the purchase price, please note this is NOT included in shipping fees, the cost for shipping is my cost for mailing the package to you. Any other fees that may be incurred are the responsibility of the purchaser.
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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
I want you to be absolutely delighted with whatever piece you order, if you don't like it for any reason please return it to me within 10 days of it's arrival and I will give you a full refund. The exception to this are items that have been customized for you, such as a specific stone that has been set or an unusual size in a ring or neck wire.
I will cancel an order if you do so before I have it mailed and as long as the order has not been customized for you in some way, such as a specific stone set or a ring or neck wire size that is an unusual size.
I am not accepting custom orders at this time.
Aug 29, 2017
Absolutely amazing in pictures and beyond stunning in person. It is truly wearable art! I could not be more pleased. Yeah Bouviers!
Dec 30, 2015
Recipient loved this pendant! Quick shipping.
Dec 15, 2015
lol this item