Ex Nihilo - Out of Nothing; rustic deep red stamped enamel pendant

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Ex Nihilo (Latin) 'out of nothing' often appears in conjunction with the concept of creation in philosophical or theological contexts. I think it is a concept which perfectly describes art, which is formed from an idea.

Copper sheet, hand cut and formed into a bowl like shape and fired with layers of very pale green (almost white) glass enamel (the process is like alchemy, turning the granules into shiny opaque glass with heat). The words 'ex nihilo' stamped around the edge of the bowl where the copper has been left exposed; wet process white enamel pressed into the indentations and fired again so that the letters and meaning stands out.

The bowl is cradled in oxidized coper wire (soldered at the back). The green leather chord of the necklace is salvaged from a broken vintage belt, the ends punches with holes to accommodate the hand forged copper hook.

End to end around 17 inches (43 cm), The copper focal is around 2 1/2 inches (6 1/2 cm) from top to bottom not including the bale which passes through a hole in the leather.

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Shipping from Australia

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 6 - 20 business days
  • Europe : 6 - 20 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Wow, Australia is a long way from me. How long will it take for my item to get here?

On average, I find shipping to most places in the world takes a couple of weeks. It can, on occasion, take longer. I ship most non-domestic items with tracking so you can keep an eye on your item as it wings its way to you.

How do you ship your items?

All my items are wrapped and ready for gifting. I ship most international items with tracking (some smaller items like earrings, and textile cuffs may not have tracking as it makes them unreasonably expensive).

Can I return my purchase for a refund?

Of course. What's the point of jewelry you aren't going to wear! Shopping online is convenient, but sometimes you need to see a thing up-close and and in-person to know how you really feel about it. If you'd like to return your item, just let me know within 14 days of delivery.

What's your aesthetic and your pricing philsophy?

My work is organic and purposefully rustic. My pieces take a journey with me as I create them and this aesthetic celebrates the signposts that mark this journey - surface stitches, tool marks, texture and patina are beautiful.

I use found and salvaged objects a lot in my work. These tell a story and reflect my commitment to sustainability.

Pricing is one of the hardest things for an artist. I try to keep my prices accessible, whilst reflecting the time and materials that have gone into creating my pieces.

Custom and personalized orders

My process is very organic and personal so, the short answer is no, I don't generally take custom orders. However, please feel free to reach out to me if you have something in mind. I've worked with several of my regular customers to create a piece that uses a material or object that holds a special meaning for them.

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