2.5" L x 2.75" W (total)
Misty mountain jasper and faceted citrine pendant.
Heavily oxidized to bring out the subtle texture of the metal.
Pierced out negative space of a Killdeer silhouette on the heavily oxidized back.
Bail will accommodate up to a 5mm chain/cord/necklace (not included).
Signed and dated on the back, stamped ".925".
This piece is part of a series of pendants representing endangered or threatened birds in the US.
I am starting the series off here in my native Florida, exploring the states extensive and varied bird population and how we interact, alter, and coexist within each other's world.
Conservation status: Despite local declines in some urbanized areas, still widespread and abundant.
Habitat: Fields, airports, lawns, river banks, mudflats, shores. Often found on open ground, such as pastures, plowed fields, large lawns, even at a great distance from water. Most successful nesting areas, however, have some shallow water or other good feeding area for the chicks. Also commonly found around water, on mudflats, lake shores, coastal estuaries. (https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/killdeer)