Representing water, this bubbly, wavy , flowing necklace hangs long…somewhere near the upper stomach area, in the solar plexus chakra. This chakra is an energy center relating to your ability to be confident and in control of your life.
Hand crafted in copper, the surface has been manipulated to form bubble shapes, with rivulets of silver wire, flowing tear drops, and moving pieces dangling from the bottom. The copper section is 1 1/2″ by 3″. A silver river of waves at the top contrasts with the coppery patina. Strung with a long strand of blue-green Czech seed beads with random accents. Hook and eye clasp is handmade in silver.
A colorful brass tab measuring 1/2″ by 2″ has applied waves of sterling silver , tooled markings, and a stained amber patina. Handmade hook and eye clasp. Strung with a 16″ strand of silver colored faceted beads and two accents of Red Jasper beads. One of a kind, and signed on back.
A 7/8″ sterling silver disc with a delicate hand cut sun with three hanging Porcupine quills. A sterling silver ball is attached at the top, with a 16″ oxidized cable chain. The quills were acquired from an unfortunate road-killed Porcupine, to whom I gave a respectable burial. May it rest in peace.
A small brass shield measuring 1″ in diameter, has a soft brown leather disc sandwiched between the backing and a 5/8″ sterling silver disc that has been decorated with hand stamped design representing the four directions. Above the shield is a sterling silver “balance” assembly soldered to the hand forged central stem.
This shield is strung with a 16″ strand of pale, chartreuse-colored glass seed beads, and accents of yellow and green Czech beads and is finished at the ends with a hand made hook and eye clasp that is easy to fasten behind the neck.
A tab of sterling silver is pierced with stars and a hand forged closed spiral in brass is soldered in the middle. A stream of tiny stamped stars swirls around the spiral. A 16″ strand of old red-brown glass beads threads through a silver tube at the top. Handmade sterling hook and eye clasp.
The back side has a “broken arrow” design stamped on the surface:
This necklace has a rustic appeal with a fire-patina copper backing. Stars are pierced in the piece of sterling silver under a domed full moon. A halo of etched rays fan out around the orb. The silver is fastened to the copper backing with rivets and washers, and a sterling tube at the top holds a strand of smokey metallic gold Czech glass beads. The back is stamped with broken arrow and circle designs. A “broken arrow” is a symbolic representation of “peace”. The length is 18″ with a lobster clasp in silver.
The shield is backed with a 1 3/8″ diameter disc of brass . The top piece is sterling silver with stamped designs. Sandwiched between is a heavy disc of brown leather. All three are pressed together by a sterling silver rivet. Above this are two hand forged sterling arcs, for balance. This assembly drops down 2 1/2″ from the thong and hangs close to the throat chakra. Some of my pieces have designs that represent the four directions, as does the central disc in this shield necklace.
Every component is hand made. The end caps on the leather, the hook clasp, the subtle little charm with an eye symbol.