Pendant with Canarian sun pintadera
Necklace made with a waxed thread and a central piece in a yellow sand colour with a black glazed sun carving. Available in different designs: sun with a turquoise glaze or the whole piece in a black sand colour.
It has a silver clasp but you can also ask for a macramé knot. Unisex.
Each necklace is handmade and unique.
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The sun pendant is made in the ceramic studio Caracola with a ceramic paste and a slip casting mold, also made by the ceramic studio.
They also make their own glazes which are applied for colouring purposes. This product is available in two colours: black and turquoise.
The pendant was fired twice; the first time at a temperature of 980ºC, after which the glaze could be applied and the second time at 1250ºC so the glaze could develop correctly under the heat.
The necklace also has individually handcrafted round beads that were made with ceramic pastes. For the different colours, metallic oxides and salts were added to the pastes. The beads with a yellow sand colour were made with stoneware and the ones with a black sand colour were made with a fire clay. They only need to be fired once at a temperature of 1250ºC.
Pintaderas are geometric shapes, used for decoration or identification purposes of a person or family. The pintaderas come from pre-Hispanic times and were used by natives as a type of stamp. They can be found all over the Canary Islands and there is only a limited number of signs that always repeat themselves, making them not only an intricate part of the island’s history but also seem magical.
|colour of the central piece|
yellow sand/black glaze, yellow sand and turquoise glaze