Half & Half Swing Pendant (silver/copper)
Fine hammered silver and copper chain is finished with a copper and silver swing pendant. Made with care by talented artisans in our Bangladesh jewellery workshops.
Silver and copper
Length 53 cm; Pendant length 11.5cm
Clean the silver in this piece using soapy water, and brass/copper using lemon juice. Soak for up to 5 minutes, rinse and gently pat dry.
In Bangladesh, skilled jewellery-making and metal-working is seen as a man’s job. By training women in this skill, we hope to increase employees’ confidence and their standing in the local community.
It takes around three months for our artisans to be trained in the skills they need to make Basha jewellery. Once qualified the artisan meticulously handcrafts all component parts, cutting, drilling hammering and handshaping metal, or handweaving textile elements, and then carefully assembles them to form the finished piece.
This process can take anything from thirty minutes to four hours depending upon the complexity and size of the design. Jewellery materials are sourced locally wherever possible and textile detailing is often made using recycled or repurposed sari cloth.
You can learn more about Basha’s skilled artisans here.