This lovely Leland Blue pendant is reversible. One side showcases the deep blue, slightly porous stone. The other side uses that stone as a backdrop for a forest scene cut from the sterling silver setting.
Leland blue is a glass-like byproduct of the iron industry in Northern Michigan. Well over 100 years ago this by-product, called slag, was discarded in Lake Michigan. It has been washing up on shore ever since, especially near its namesake town of Leland, MI. Jewelers and rockhounds have been collecting and using this "stone" for years. In my limited experience, it seems to be getting harder to find.
I designed, hand-cut and textured this sterling silver setting in my Northern Michigan workshop. The "stone" was cut and polished by a local craftsmen.
Please choose a chain length for your pendant. I have included a reference photograph. If in doubt, 18 inches is a very popular length.
Each piece that leaves my workshop is marked on the back with "IE" so you know it is an IndigoEdenArts original and ".925" which certifies that it is made of sterling silver.