The Only Way Is Through ◦ Cloisonne Enamel Necklace

Regular price €550 EUR

Description

This focal for this piece for my Upward Spiral collection depicts a serpent, his body echoing the shape of the path it is on that although winding, leads only to one place - a narrow keyhole set inside a mysterious dark pyramid engulfed in spiritual flame. To me this symbolism speaks 'the only way, is through' - the fact that we have a destiny and trials we must face and cannot escape, to slough off the skin of our strange existence.

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.

The setting was fabricated using old school silversmithing techniques and filigree wire, then partially melted around the edges to echo the sentiment of 'life as a crucible for the soul' that the focal piece speaks. With the intentional areas melted away, the piece looks more than ever like a relic or an actual ancient talisman, whose focal cloisonné glints as brightly as the day it was made.

The piece comes on a thick sturdy chain.

At a Glance:

  • Vitreous cloisonné enamel focal piece
  • Sterling setting with filigree
  • Dimensions of Piece: 2.5" X 2.5"
  • Chain length: 20"
  • Antique Patina Finish
  • Ships courier only