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I wanted to create the crescent shape of the moon (as the base) as well as represent the full moon with the moonstone. There is a silver casting of a death's-head hawkmoth below the moonstone, which has a beautiful blue flash at certain angles. Death's-head hawkmoths are nocturnal, so it needed to be paired with the moon. The pendant is about 1" in diameter, and the chain is about 10" long from the clasp to the top of the pendant.
I wanted to do a piece that combined the "evil eye" (of protection) with a moonstone, and this pretty baby is the result. This moonstone necklace is sterling silver with a brushed silver finish. There are small moons cut out on each side of the "eye." The sterling chain is 10.5" from the clasp to the top of the pendant. When the light hits the stone, it has a gorgeous blue flash that was hard to capture in photographs
This amazing intertwining snakes casting needed to be holding something awesome. I decided to pair the intertwining snakes with a green garnet that has a beautiful mix of coloring, with some parts transparent and some opaque. For the finishing touch, I sawed a snake out of the back of the pendant. The necklace measures a little under 18" long from end to end (including the a little over an inch that allows for length variation), and it has an antiqued, brushed steel finish.
I absolutely love this New Lander variscite cabochon. The dark matrix and the tiniest little dots of blue made me thinks of a night sky, so of course I had to add some stars (cutout and silver granulation) and a tiny moon on the bezel. The finish is an antiqued brushed and the chain is about 11.5" long from the clasp to the top of the pendant.
This ouija board planchette necklace features a Graveyard Point plume agate and the words "Yes" "No" "Good" and "Bye" have all been painstakingly hand-sawed in sterling silver. I cut a circle out of the back, so that when the light shines through, the planchette cutout is visible. The finish is brushed silver and is a little lighter than some of the photos show. The necklace is about 9.5" long from the clasp to the top of the pendant.
This ornately-sawed copper necklace features a 19th century tintype photograph under protective resin. Photos taken of babies during this era often had the mother hidden behind a sheet to hold the baby up/still, though it's hard to tell if that's what's happening in this photograph. The intricate design was all sawed by hand, and the heavy, copper chain measures about 10" from the clasp to the top of the pendant.
This statement necklace features an antique celluloid union badge, an antique key, beads/chain from an antique rosary, and an antique rhinestone component. The combined age of the pieces of the necklace is about 400 years old (crazy!). The pendant is about 5" tall from the top of the badge to the bottom of the key. The necklace is about 22" long from clasp to clasp.
This sterling silver, tombstone-shaped necklace features a moss agate and hand-sawed ivy that follows the path of green in the moss agate. The oxidation pattern reminds me of an especially weather-worn granite. This tombstone and moss necklace is a biggin at about 2.75″ tall. The chain length is about 9.5″...