This intricate piece was made from my own carving and cast into sterling silver, then hand-fabricated into this talon shape which bears a gorgeously flashing, preternaturally red-green cultured opal. The pictures have not been altered - the opal really does flash in those unreal shades.
This piece is a one-of-a-kind concept talisman based around my sphinx design, and that pretty opal.
The monstrously beautiful sphinx - half woman, half winged lion - embodies all those qualities that have been put down in women in the past - cleverness, will power, physical strength, judgement, and no doubt the certain je ne se quoi that so often doomed out female ancestors as witches. Of the 'femme fatales' - another loaded term - of history she definitely delivers on the 'fatale' end.
Details: 🕂sterling silver 925 🕂helight of talisman : 3 inches / 8 cm 🕂necklace length (excluding talisman) 28 inches: 71cm 🕂gem: cultured opal 🕂hand-fabricated 'hook' toggle closure 🕂Antique patina finish 🕂OOAK - you will be getting this very piece 🕂finished weight: 27 g