This is the One-of-a-Kind hand enamel painted Arctic Grayling Fish-On Pendant shown on a 2.5mm Sterling Silver Snake Chain or 3mm Black Leather Cord.
This piece has been sold, but I will paint another and change photo.
I love to paint the fish to bring out its unique realistic colors. I use a unique painting process which is very tough for pendants and earrings. I can paint one from a photo if you would like to have one that mimics your special catch. Please allow 5 to 7 days for painting and curing time.
Once native to northern Michigan(near me), but has now gone extinct due to lumbering and over fishing in the last century, it is still found in a few places within the United States. There are small populations of it out west and you can find it in pretty good abundance in Alaska and in Scotland.
The unusual shaped, colorful dorsal fin is what is the unique feature of this species.
The bale is created by a wire wrap mimicking the fly line coming from the side of the fish’s mouth and curling up and soldered to the back of the dorsal fin. The line then curves upwards and coils around the cord or chain of your choice.