Vintage Canadian Medallion Coin Necklace - Lion
Vintage Canadian Medallion Coin Necklace - Lion - By Laborde Designs
- Vintage Canadian Medallion Coin Necklace
- Brass Medallion, Silver Base, Silver Chain
- Length: 20"
- Made Upon Order
- Comes with a drawstring pouch
Collection Inspiration: Inspired from Canada’s 150 bday this "cool" Canadiana jewelry necklace collection features a mixed metal, edgy and elegant necklace pendants. As a designer, I have a love for coins and medallions, and thus, going in this direction made for a fun creative process resulting in something delicate, yet bold with subtle notes of Canada.
Medallion Making Process: Following an exciting shopping spree finding the most perfect Vintage Canadian military buttons with the most inspiring imagery was the first step in making this collection come to life. A silicone mold of the buttons was made using a wax injector to recreate the buttons into a wax mold. Once completed, the wax buttons were converted into medallions using special tools to change the shape of the buttons until they resembled the shape of a medallion. The new wax medallions were then cast into metal and new silicon molds were made of each design. The necklace’s silver frames were then carved from jewelry wax and through the same process, the frames got cast into sterling silver.
The collection features: Crowns, Coat of Arms, Lion holding a maple leaf, Canadian beaver, Maple leafs, foliage, and bird all representing the beauty of Canada.