Lake Superior Jewelry U.P. Necklace
Michigan, a state comprised of two peninsulas, upper and lower. The Upper Peninsula more commonly known to Michiganders as the “U.P” whose natives/residents have been long referred to as “Yoopers”. It was announced on March 24, 2014 the word “Yooper” will be added to the Merrriam-Webster Dictionary, after a ten year long campaign by one local resident. yoo-per: noun \ ‘yu-(,)pÉ™r\: a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan – used as a nickname.
A small oval solid copper medallion suspended from an 18" greek leather cord. These pendants feature a tiny impression of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and have been given a rich patina to give it a darkened antique look. Each pendant is individually handcrafted. The pendant you receive may have subtle differences from the photo in this listing.
Metal clay is a medium consisting of 90% fine metal particles and 10% water & organic binders. The clay like consistency of unfired metal clays allows one to design, shape, mold, carve, stamp etc. creating pieces as far as one’s imagination can take them. Once pieces are dried, they are fired in a kiln at high temperatures where 100% of the organic binders are incinerated and one is left with a pure metal piece.