I saw these wonderful Patera pendants at CHA 2007 and loved them the minute I saw them. They
are made by Nunn Design and all aspects of the process happens in the United States. I think they are very nicely
done. A lot of quality for the money. The quality is consistent also. All the silver pendants
have a very nice sturdy fold over bail. The copper pendant has a sturdy ring attached at the top. The
bails are soldered neatly to the pendant.
The lip of the bail on the small pendants measures approx. 1/16" and the larger ones are slilghtly higher
What are you going to put in your pendant? How about a favorite family photo, small collage, small
beads, Swarovski crystals, charms--- and then finish it with a resin sealer.
Please note- the scans so not do these items justice. The silver is very nice and the
copper has a wonderful antique look.
The word "Patera" means an ornamental amulet.
The deep bezels are lead free pewter with an antique gold, silver or copper finish on them.
The stamped pendants are silver plated brass.
The pressed bails below are typically a nice shiny silver color, occasionally they do come in not looking
up to par- however, just a little scrub with soap & water shines them right up so don't be disappointed if they aren't
shiny-just take them for a bath.
Nunn Design Channel Hoop Earrings~These earrings are very versatile. You
can wear them as is, or you can jazz up the channel with rhinestone cup chain, jewelry clay, paint them a color to match a
particular outfit- if you use nail polish- you can easily change the colors. You could adhere other things to it- fabric,
small watch parts, other metal items-pretty much anything your imagination wants to do.
are made here in the United States and have a base metal of brass and stainless steel. They are then plated with
.999 fine silver and finished with an antique silver finish. The outer dimensions is 28mm in diameter and 6.5mm
wide. The inner dimension is 4.5mm (channel). The high quallilty, affordability and timeless design make
these earrings a win-win.
In the samples below, the mfg shows channel earrings
with 2 part jewelry clay and small beads, small pearls, larger beads, seed beads and just adding texture to the jewelry clay-very
Sold per set of earrings.
Nunn Design Patera Large Square Pressed Bail Pendant~The pendant bail measures approx. 5/8" wide and
approx. 5/8" high, when you include the bail it measures 15/16" high, just 1 nothc shy of 1". The bail is soldered nicely
to the back and is very sturdy. I would call it a bright silver matte finish. Pkg. 1. (NU534)
Nunn Design Patera Small Square Pressed Bail Silver Pendant~This pendant measures approx. 7/16"
square and measures 3/4" high with bail. Pkg. 1 (NU536)
Nunn Design Patera Small Pressed Silver Circle Pendant Bail~ This pendant measures approx. 9/16" in
diameter and with the bail it measures approx. 3/4" high.
Pkg. 1 (NU537)
Nunn Design Patera Small Square Silver Pendant with Bail~ This pendant measures approx. 11/16"
square and approx. 1" including the ring. The sides measure 1/8" high. It is beautifully done in an antique silver
finish. This is a high quality piece cast in pewter and then plated with the antique silver finish. The
Patera pendants are made by Nunn Design so if you are familiar with their product, you know they have excellent quality. The picture
to the right shows a copper pendant so you can see the scale, but I no longer carry the copper pendant in this size. Pkg.
Nunn Design Patera Rectangle Gold Pendant~ This pendant measures approx. 1 5/16" high -not including
bail and approx. 7/8" wide. The inside dimensions of the pendant measure approx. 3/4" W and approx. 1 3/16" h.
These are cast metal with a coated antique gold finish on the top and the quality is very nice and very consistent.
Pkg. 1 (LPR-GB)
Nunn Design Patera Rectangle Silver Pendant~ Check the above pendant for dimensions. I hesitate
to call this antique silver, really any of them an antique finish because they have a more antiqued look in the inside of
the recangle than on the outside perimeter. The outside is more of the silver color with a hint of black in it.
Same with the gold and copper. Very nicely done. Pkg 1. (LPR-SB)
Nunn Design Patera Rectangle Copper Pendant~ Please refer to the gold rectangle pendant above for
the dimensions. Wonderful copper color. Pkg. 1 (LPR-CB)
Nunn Design Patera Large Round Pendant, Silver~ This pendant with bail measures approx. 1" in diameter.
It comes in the silver finish and the bail hole is quite generous to accomodate many different methods of hanging this pendant.
Pkg. 1 (NU483)
Patera Large Round Pendant, Gold~ This pendant measures 1" in diameter and comes in the beautiful gold
finish. Pkg. 1 (NU482)
Patera Large Round Pendant, Copper~ This is the same as the round ones above and measures approx.
1" in diameter. Pkg. 1 (NU484)
Patera Large Square Pendant, Gold~ This pendant measures approx. 1" square and with the bail,
it measures approx. 1 1/4" high. The inside portion measures approx. 7/8" square. It is available in all
3 finishes, silver, copper and gold. Sold per piece. (NU488)
Patera Large Square Pendant - Silver~See the above description in the gold for measurements.
Sold per piece. (NU489)
Patera Large Square Pendant, Copper ~Please refer to the large gold pendant for the dimensions of the
large square pendant.
Sold Per Piece. (NU490)
Patera Large Pressed Square Connector, Silver~This is for making bracelets or multiple link
necklaces. The connector measures approx. 5/8" square and approx. 15/16" from each connector top to bottom. It
comes in a silver finish which I would call a matter silver finish. Very nicely done. Sold per piece. (NU531)
Patera Small Pressed Square Connector, Silver~This connector measures approx. 3/8" square and approx.
almost 3/4" including the connecting rings. If you hold a dime in your hand, it fits it exactly as far as height.
Use in bracelets or necklaces, connect together or add beads, charms and other embelllishments from it.
Sold per piece. (NU533)
Patera Small Round Silver Pendant ~To give you an approximation of the size, you can set a dime
on the top of it and it is just a tiny little bit bigger. It measures approx. 3/4" across is diameter. It comes in the
antique silver tone finish and has a ring at the top. Pkg. 1. (NU501)
Patera Small Round Copper Pendant~This bezel measures approx. 3/4" in diameter. If you set
a dime on the top of the bezel, the bezel would be just a tiny bit larger than the dime. Antique copper finish, Pkg.
Patera Square Silver Link/Connector~This is a square silver link or connector for your bracelets or
necklaces. It measures approx. 1 1/8" wide including the rings. The actual square part measures approx.
3/4" square. Sold per link. (NU519)
Patera Large Silver Heart Pendant~This pendant represents a typical heart shape and measures approx.
1 1/4" at its widest and approx. 1 1/4" high including the bail. The bail is part of the molded heart so it is very
sturdy. Sold per piece. (LPH-SB)
Vintage Easy Peasy Jewelry Collage~This is a wonderful book from Hot Off the Press. It was designed
to be used with the Patera Jewelry and other 1x3" , 2x2", 1x1" pieces. It is a wonderful combination of paper collages
and transparent overlays. It has some design ideas included in it and has over 90 pieces of wonderful collage and designs.
This is a keeper!
These earrings make a wonderful personalized gift. Add your favorite paper, photos,
words, text, etc. to these for a unique one of a kind gift or personal jewelry.
Birthdays, Gift Exchanges, Bridal Jewelry, Retirement, or Just because!
Pateral Small Circle Earrings -Sterling Silver Plated~These earrings measure approx. 1/2" in diameter
and approx. 3/8" on the center recessed part. Whether square or circles, these earrings can stand alone with nothing
in them or add a favorite picture, pretty paper, beads, etc. to top them off. This is a bright silver finish and the
fish hook type earwire is soldered neatly to the back so they look good that way too. Sold per set- 2 pieces.
$5.25 Sale $4.99
Patera Small Circle Earrings, Antique Silver Plated~These are same measurements as small circles above,
1/2" in diameter and the recessed area is 3/8". They come in antique silver finish- but, I feel, not a typical antique
look- still quite bright. Wear aloone or decortate-very pretty. Sold per set (2 pieces)
$5.25 Sale $4.99
Patera Detail Crown Finding-Silver Dot~This is a cool charm to add to any of the larger Patera pieces
or any other metal, paper, scrapbook, etc. piece you are working on. This crown measures approx. 3/4" wide at the widest
part and 3/8" at the narrowest poiint and measures almost 1/2" high. If you are using this in jewelry and a ball chain
necklace- I think this would be a great way to carry the ball chain look into your project. Unique. Bright silver
plated finish. Sold per pkg of 2 pieces.
Some simple metal smithing tools can be found on this page link
Texture hammers for metal can be found on this page link
Patera Leaf Toggle Bar, Antique Silver Finish~This comes in antique silver and is approx 7/8" in measurement
(21mm). Although not shown, this has a ring behind it so that you can attach it with beading wire, etc. to hold bracelets
& necklaces together- functional- or use as a decorative feature only.
|Patera Mfg Sample Using Leaf Toggle Bar
Patera Twig Toggle Bar, Antique Silver Finish~This toggle bar measures approx 1 " (25mm). It has
a ring on the back so that you can connect it to your necklaces, bracelets, etc. The detail is very nice. You
could also add to your polymer clay designs, embedding it into the clay or use as an embellishment on an altered art project.
Sold per piece.
Don't forget about your polymer clay. I recently watched the Lisa Pavelka video by Page Sage
(very good) and she was using bezels similar to these to put her clay in for necklaces.
|Grande Heart Sample from Patera Website
|Grande Heart with Polymer Clay from Patera Website
These vintage syle buttons from 7 Gypsies will fit in the large circle pendant quite nicely. You can cover the
hole with something, add a rhinestone crystal maybe. Something different though. I love the look of mother of
pearl and although I am not 100% sure these are authentic mother of pearl-they look like the real thing.
Okay, I had to go run and make one, I simply used a rhinestone over the hole, rub-ons from 7 Gypsies to create dotted
circle border and scroll on the inside.
|Patera Square Pendant used as earring from Patera website
I know the scan is lousy- anytime you have a 3-d object it blurs it but I just wanted to give you the idea. This
is the large pressed circle pendant and it has a button brad in the center from K&Company. I removed the brad backing,
glued it in, then added some no hole beads to absorb the slight difference in size. The button itself is very ornate
This is a small round pendant. The side was slightly damaged so I played around with it using a product from Golden
called tar gel.
|Patera Link with Fabric from Patera Website
Bette Davis rectangle pendant in antique gold finish. Poor ol Bette has been a challenge. Simple to do- just
added the cool postage stamp, a few little Suze Weinberg embellishments at the bottom to hide where I short cutted her and
dimensional glaze. After I poured the glaze, the next day I went to scan her and even though she felt dry-she wasn't
quite dry and stuck to the scanner. I thought I would have to scrap everything out but it self leveled and looked pretty
good again. I took her outside to show someone one day. The next day I looked all over for her and couldn't find
her. I figured the cats had swiped it and fell behind something, but I was out on the porch later that day and
found her on the glider-cold but intact. She looked pretty good and felt dry so I put her in a plastic bag to show my
friend and when I took her out, the glaze was a mess again-the plastic had stuck to the glaze. So I thought I would
let her sit to see if it self leveled again. It did pretty good but I had to put more glaze in. She looks
pretty good now if I will just let her sit for a few days. I used a different glaze product that I like called Treasure
Crystal Cote by Plaid. I like the product but it comes in a glass jar so I don't think I will be shipping it.
It does take a little longer to cure.
|Patera Mfg Sample Using Toggle Bar
|Patera Mfg Sample using Twig Toggle bar