Her creativity is seemingly boundless: This multi-talented artist won prizes in four categories – sculpture, painting, jewelry and clothing – all at the same time, at the same show: the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market!
In this stunning pendant/chain/necklace, she has combined her prize-winning gift for sensitive sculpture with that of decorative jewelry.
A beautifully hand-wrought chain of hand hammered silver spirals and smaller beaded circles can be worn on its handsome own, with the accompanying pendant, or with other pendants.
The extraordinary pendant that comes with it, an abstract, organic form of swirling silver, is hand stamped and repousse, with a glittering druzy set just under the reverse shepherd’s hook. (There is also a handmade bail at the back,so this can hang on different widths.)
Druzy is a naturally occurring coating of fine crystals “on a rock fracture surface, vein or within a…geode.”
The spiral shapes, the stamped dots, and the swirling energy of the pendant suggest water, the source of life, and tremendous good luck in the high desert.
This druzy, with its soft green tint, seems to evoke the flourishing plant life that water encourages.
Together, this is an outstanding, spectacular, contemporary necklace that is rooted in spiritual tradition.
Separately, pendant and chain are also extraordinary, and unique in workmanship and design.
Wearable art, in at least three different ways, this necklace is not only a creative gem, it is a wardrobe in itself