Monday, 12 January 2009

Year of Jewelry - Week 2 - Stone Age

This week's theme for the Year of Jewelry was "Stone Age". I did quite a bit of research in this theme, and decided to create an urn or pot shaped pendant, like those that were made in the Dimini era in Thessaly, but as I started creating, I couldn't resist adding a beautifully gemmy prehnite "spear head" which just begged to be included. Hence - "Hunter Gatherer" was born.

The frame of the pendant has been shaped like an urn, then hammered and wirewrapped carefully with thin wire. To that was added a delicious prehnite focal - the "spearhead" - which was attached using yards of wire and sparkling AAA amethyst rondelles. Three plump freshwater pearls - in a wonderful lavender with green and gold lustre - adorn the pendant. A handmade chain of painstakingly linked prehnite and freshwater pearls is finished with a handforged clasp and an extension chain. The entire design was then oxidised and selectively rubbed back, to reveal the textures in the ornate wirework.

You can see more photos in my listing in my Etsy store.


Chrisy said...

Oh Natalia you must be so pleased with the way your jewellery is going...the whole weekly challenge is a wonderful idea to expand creativity.

Owl and Fox said...

That is stunning! Congratulations!