Serpent Rising

Regular price €480 EUR

Description

This focal for this talisman necklace for my Metamorphosis collection is my attempt at depicting the stages of self-purification. In many cultures, the serpent rising through the spine is a symbol of transformation and spiritual awakening. The serpent, often associated with wisdom and primal energy, represents the dormant potential that lies within us all. As it rises through the chakras of the spine, it symbolizes the awakening and activation of our inner power, leading to a higher state of consciousness and spiritual evolution.

Details

The focal of this necklace was created in the technique of cloisonné enamel, where fine silver wires are laid in outlines that are then filled with powdered glass and fired, layer by layer, also inside a kiln. For more on how cloisonné is created, check out this link where I walk you through the process in an IGTVThe process creates a painting in glass that reflects the light with an unmatched liveliness, and is considered a handmade gemstone.

In this pieces I paired opaque and transparent enamels to create a greater play on depth and enhance the underlying glitteryness. There's nothing that looks like real cloisonne enamel or can match it for its authentic beauty and the uniqueness of each created piece. Like anything that is fired inside a kiln, it is marked by the gods of fire themselves and cannot be replicated. They represent not only an object in space but also the chaotic effect of a point in time when, behind the kiln door, the fire decided what hues things should be at.

The created enamel was then set into a simple portal-style setting fabricated out of sheet silver and hammered using ancient techniques for a striking, antiquity-style  amulet. It will come with a two-strand adjustable-length collier as shown, but it will also be possible to put it on a necklace chain. 

At a Glance:

  • Vitreous cloisonné enamel focal piece
  • Sterling setting with window at the back showing back of enamel.
  • Dimensions of Piece: 2.25"X3.25"
  • Supplied collier: 18" circumference
  • Antique Patina Finish
  • Signed and dated
  • Ships courier only