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calla lily pendant necklace

by Alexis Archibald $120.00
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Forever in Bloom

The elegant flowers of the calla lily have the ability to remain in bloom year round, making them the perfect symbol of enduring beauty. This necklace translates that beauty into an even more lasting medium: handcrafted copper.

Metal artist Alexis Archibald forms recycled copper with a rich patina into the familiar, coiled shape of the calla blossom. Inside is another copper petal that is hand enameled a dusty shade of turquoise. The pendant is suspended from a black, nylon-coated sterling filled wire, which gives it a fresh, contemporary look. Handmade in California.

Check out Alexis' Calla Lily Earrings Here.

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Handmade
Recycled
Exclusive
Community Voted
Item ID
21601
Made from
copper, wire, enamel
Measurements
Pendant: 2" L x .5" W, Wire: 17" L
  • the maker

Alexis Archibald

Alexis Archibald grew up in Pittsburgh, PA where she developed her passion for art. She received her BFA, with a concentration in metalsmithing, as well as a teaching credential in Art K-12 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from Edinboro University in 2004, she taught art in Pittsburgh city high schools. She has been recognized and nominated in numerous art exhibitions and scholarships throughout her career. While living in San Diego, she has been teaching art in elementary schools, and is an active artist within the community. Alexis just completed her MFA at San Diego State University and works out of her studio in San Diego, creating jewelry and sculpture. collection

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CALLA LILY PENDANT NECKLACE
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (10)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Pretty (9)
  • Elegant (8)
  • Meaningful (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Dress up or down (7)
  • Everyday (5)
  • Going out (5)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (11)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary (3), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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4.0

Beautiful, but a "swing and a miss"

By 

from Chicago, IL

About Me Classic, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Elegant
  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Pretty
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Too Long

Best Uses

  • Dress Up or Down
  • Everyday
  • Going Out
  • Office

Comments about CALLA LILY PENDANT NECKLACE:

I purchased the pendant for my wife's birthday. I was very excited about it, but when she opened it, she didn't appear particularly thrilled. A "swing and a miss" for me. It currently sits in the box on her dresser.

My wife's personal preferences aren't a great basis for whether you should buy this pendant. Frankly, I found it to be an elegant, versatile, and unique item, but then I'm also not the one who would be wearing it.

While I'm (evidently) not a great judge of my wife's tastes, and can attest it is of high quality and very solid. Maybe even a touch heavy. It was also larger than I expected (dimensions might be online and I missed them -- I ordered it in a hurry). I'd estimate it is approximately 2 inches long. The chain is a black metal cable with a clasp, which also feels of very good quality. (In the event any of you enjoy fishing, it feels a lot like a leader with a jewelry clasp.) It can be readily switched out with a different chain, but given the weight and color, the substitute would have to be fairly robust.

Bottom line: if you like how the pendant looks, the price is appropriate for you, and you aren't discouraged by the (in my opinion) relatively large size, there is no reason not to purchase this item.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Wife
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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4.0

3 years....

By 

from Denver, CO

About Me Modern, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Elegant
  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dress Up or Down
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Office

    Comments about CALLA LILY PENDANT NECKLACE:

    Bought it for our 3 year anniversary. Necklaces are 'our thing' so it was a clear winner!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Wife loved it

    By 

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Pretty
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about CALLA LILY PENDANT NECKLACE:

      Great piece.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was on time and product was in good condition. I really liked the box, but was not crazy about the 'sock' that it came in. Hardly a complaint, more of a comment. Maybe tissue paper (recycled of course) would present better. Either way, won't stop me from buying from the site again for sure. Thanks!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Wife
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Exceeded Expectations!

      By 

      from Fort Worth, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Elegant
      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Meaningful
      • Pretty
      • Unique
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Difficult To Clasp

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Office

      Comments about CALLA LILY PENDANT NECKLACE:

      Perfect 7th wedding anniversary gift for my wife. Copper for traditional 7th year gift plus our flowers for our wedding were calla lilies.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Wife
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great buy

      By 

      from Chicago, IL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compliment-getter
      • Elegant
      • Eye-catching
      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Meaningful
      • Pretty
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about CALLA LILY PENDANT NECKLACE:

        This was an impulse buy as a surprise gift for my wife. She has strong opinions about jewelry so I rarely pick something out without pre-approval. No worries this time - she loves it! And others do too. Even strangers have stopped her to ask about the calla lily necklace. Highly recommended.

        Appearance note: the appearance is slightly different in our received product from the pictures online. Specifically, the flower portion is more open than in the pictures online. We like it better this way because it helps highlight the inside of the calla lily.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Great Handmade jewlry

        By 

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Career, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Elegant
        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Pretty
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Difficult To Assemble

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down

        Comments about CALLA LILY PENDANT NECKLACE:

        The pendant was even better looking than I thought it would be. The only issue I had with it was that it was hard to assemble the three parts together. I'm sure that's because it is hand made and each piece is a little different. Overall I am very satisfied with the necklace.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Beautiful

        By 

        from fullerton, ca

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Elegant
        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Pretty
        • Unique
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CALLA LILY PENDANT NECKLACE:

            Made for a great gift

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Wonderful Gift

            By 

            from Brussels, BE

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Meaningful
            • Pretty
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

            • Dress Up or Down

            Comments about CALLA LILY PENDANT NECKLACE:

            Beautiful pendant; wonderful gift; black wire leaves something to be desired, and will be replaced with something better/more comfortable. Somewhat more expensive than anticipated, but still a nice gift.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Beautiful piece

            By 

            from Seattle, WA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great workmanship

            Cons

            • Pricey

            Best Uses

            • Copper anniversary

            Comments about CALLA LILY PENDANT NECKLACE:

            lovely piece, good quality and workmanship. Wife was very happy with it. Would have given 5 stars, but the price seems a bit high for the materials.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            "My new Favorite Necklace"

            By 

            from san Diego, CA

            Pros

            • Elegant
            • Good Length
            • Good Quality
            • Meaningful
            • Pretty
            • Unique
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about CALLA LILY PENDANT NECKLACE:

                I just received my Calla Lilly pendant and I am thrilled!!! I was taken by it when I seen the photo online but to see it up close, WOW!!! really beautiful!!! I think its the perfect length and goes with everything!!!

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                When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                190votes, 32 comments

                Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                We love that Alexis Archibald's recycled copper design takes a classic symbol and gives it a modern twist.The handmade piece features a rich patina on the outside and a beautiful turquoise enamel on the inside. Would you dress it down with jeans? Use it as an accent piece with a professional outfit? Or as an eye-catching charm on a big night out?

                Chris
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Hard to tell what this is

                Angela
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Beautiful!

                Susan

                I'm a flower lover so this penchant is very appealing to me. It looks beautifully done, simple but beautiful

                Christina
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Doesn't look like a flower to me - more like abstract art

                Elizabeth
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Color choice is unappealing....maybe if it was a white orchid

                Clare
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I love the simplicity and elegance. But I'd like to see more angles to really get a sense of the piece.

                Jessica
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I love the color!

                alex
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                love the abstracted flower shape!

                Sarah
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Love it Lex! Color and shape is beautiful!!

                Sarah
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Lex I love the shape and color!!!

                john

                Love it!

                jess
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                So beautiful!!!

                Jen
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                It's just beautiful and such a unique way to make a flower.

                marty
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I own this in red and absolutely LOVE it!

                Tracy
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Naw. Upside down? Looks droopy. And the blue inside is dull.

                Terra
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Very cute and elegant!

                Catphile
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                simple design, elegant and lovely

                Marcia
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I would never were this.

                Mary Lou
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Love the idea - calla lilies are my fav!! but wished it was more realistic

                Fern
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                poor detail. I have seen MUCH better Calla Lily necklaces

                Valerie
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Looks more like Darth Vadar to me.

                Julie
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Calla Lilies are beautiful - this necklace is not. Really? A black Calla Lily? I have never seen that.

                Amanda
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I'm sure it isn't poor quality, but it just doesn't look like a lilly.

                donna
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Makes me think of Darth Vadar

                Alicia

                Love, love,love it! I like the contrast between the two colors.......

                Jane
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Very elegant.

                Samantha
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                beautiful!!

                Samantha
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I don't tink this is an "eye-catching charm" like the description states...if someone was wearing this I would have no idea that it was a flower. It looks more like rolled paper.

                Pamela
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Does not hit the spot.

                Dot
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Very different and classy!

                Kim
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Beautiful! Love the Color!

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