Nature's Wonder n04
Size: Necklace: 19” / Focal Pendant: 3” x 3” / Agate: 2.50” x 1.25”
Materials: Brass, Copper, Agate
Techniques: Marriage of metals, Prong Setting, Reticulation, Chainmaille
I was experimenting with marriage of metals (soldering several types of metals to form a whole) and loved the outcome so much that I decided to pair it with this beautiful agate – a wonderful gift of Nature, and create a kinetic piece of jewelry. I then combined it with two of my favorite techniques: Reticulation - you never know what the final outcome will look like, yet the organic result always reminds me of fond events and people in my life; and chainmaille.
This piece reminds me of the “good old days” mountain climbing in the Alps with my cousins: at times the sheer terror of hanging on for dear life by the tips of one’s fingers and toes onto the crevices (the reticulated pieces) on the face of the “mountain! (the agate).
Brass represents the natural goodness of Nature and is believed to attract health and wealth. Known for its healing properties: it is believed to boost the immune system and to give courage.
Copper is believed to be a healing metal. Additionally, it is also known as the lucky metal.
Agate is believed to balance yin/yang energy. It is a stone of strength and harmony.
This is a one-of-a-kind piece. We welcome special orders based on this design.