Each design starts from an original hand carved wax. A metal cast is then created from the wax using the lost wax or investment process. A high quality mold is then made of each piece preserving every detail. Recast in small batches, each piece is then meticulously hand finished and antiqued, giving them their own unique and individual character. Since all pieces are individually hand finished, there may be slight variations from image shown. All pendants come with a braided cotton cord tied with adjustable slide knots.