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sunshine necklace

by Erin Pelicano
Handmade
Community Voted
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  • the story

Let the Sun Shine In

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

As the sun travels across the sky, its journey reminds us of our own passage through life. Inspired by Emerson's quote, Erin Pelicano made this simple yet stunning tribute to our star as an austere celebration of a life lived basking in its glow. Possessing a delicate yet industrial appeal, hand-hammered silver, brass, and copper "suns" suggest brilliant rays as the thin stack dangles from a polished sterling silver chain. Handmade in Maryland.

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  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
21898
Made from
brass, copper, sterling silver
Measurements
Pendant: .625" dia. Chain: 16" L
Notes
Store in a dry place. Use soft cloth or silver polish cloth for cleaning.
  • the maker

Erin Pelicano

Erin Pelicano Cauble is a designer and crafter at heart. Most days she would be considered to be a master juggler, with 3 small children, a husband, a house, and a growing small business to care for. With an engineering degree and a career in the faltering construction industry, Erin started down unemplyment by launching her artisan jewelry business.
Years of creating, inspired by a silver smith course, and soul meant for design, Erin finds her creative inspiration in the small nuances of everyday life.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SUNSHINE NECKLACE
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (4)
  • Meaningful (3)
  • Pretty (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (4)

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3.0

smaller than it seems

By 

from los angeles, ca

About Me Modern

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Elegant
  • Good Length

Cons

  • Too Delicate

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about SUNSHINE NECKLACE:

Product was as advertised.

Service and delivery comments:

Took a while to get here.

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

Comment on this review

 
4.0

Beautiful piece of art

By 

from Lancaster, PA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Elegant
  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Pretty
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about SUNSHINE NECKLACE:

      I ordered this as a gift last minute...it arrived promptly and is as beautiful in person as it is pictured. I gave it to a dear friend as a birthday gift. The only complaint I have is that the delicate chain broke within days.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      fun item

      By 

      from athens, ga

      About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Meaningful
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about SUNSHINE NECKLACE:

        a fun necklace for everyday use

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Beautiful Necklace - goes w/ everything!

        By 

        from Williamsburg, VA

        About Me Classic, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Interesting
        • Meaningful
        • Pretty
        • Unique
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Little Small

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down
        • Everyday
        • Office

        Comments about SUNSHINE NECKLACE:

        This necklace was what I was looking for - pretty, versatile with most clothing, and meaningful. I enjoyed the story that went along with it, and purchased it for a friend that I knew would appreciate it. I have no complaints.

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

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        4.0

        great gift

        By 

        from Naperville Illinois

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Pretty
        • Unique
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dress Up or Down
          • Everyday

          Comments about SUNSHINE NECKLACE:

          Brings all the metals together. Gave it as a gift to a friend who hates gold and she loved it! I am thinking of gettimg one for myself.

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

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          Q and A

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

          124votes, 15 comments

          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

          Inspired by a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, Erin Pelicano's necklace reminds us to celebrate the simple pleasures in life. We love the combination of metals and the delicate yet industrial look of this piece. What do you love most about Erin's design?

          Lea
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          This looks too much like gears. I see mechanics, not sunshine. I like the design itself, just not how it's being marketed.

          ciara
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I really really like this! Just one question--about how big is the pendant? Thanks!

          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

          Great question! We updated the product story to state that the circles are about .75 inches in diameter. When you're actually wearing the necklace the circles won't spread out as shown in the photo. Instead, they will all hang together. We're working on getting an alternate image of the necklace on a model.

          Cecelia
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          It looks too mechanical for my taste.

          Angelique
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          Doesn't really look like a sun

          Danielle
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I love it except one thing: In real life, those "suns" will bunch up due to gravity. If it was altered to hold them in place in a staggered pattern like the photo, I'd be interested.

          Inga
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I really like the rustic charms and if the price is right I would buy it.

          Tiffany
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          These remind me of the sprockets my old band teacher gave us on strings, telling us we were all parts of the Green Machine. If I wanted to recreate that, I could do so at almost no cost.

          Gale
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          All of your chains look cheap but I really like the original jewelry on the chains

          Gail
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Would like to see the "suns" bigger and look more like a sun. Also, make the chain more substantial so it won't break in an hour, as it looks like it could now.

          Emma
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          I would totally buy this!

          Geri
          Vote: Thumbs down!

          I would like it if it stayed the way it appears when worn. I like the design and the s colors.

          Stacey
          Vote: Thumbs up!

          Love the new interpretation of the sunshine. Very now. Super cute. Nothing like it. Love it!

          Allison

          I agree with the others who say this appears to be more mechanical instead of like sunshine. Most of all, I dislike the fact that Cassie stated the three rings would not stay spread apart as shown, but rather would crowd together. I feel like it loses the beauty it has if it'd do that. Not for me.

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