Necklace. Enameled steel, original illustration, silver.
I was inspired to make this one-of-a-kind pendant after becoming lost. It was growing late, and I realized that my home was to the west; if I simply followed the setting sun, I would find my way. But instead, I continued walking under a canopy of trees until the stars emerged.
The tree on the front of this piece is a one-of-a-kind pencil illustration. I drew it directly onto enameled steel, and then applied heat with a torch to fuse the drawing to a thin layer of glass, making the drawing permanent.
The edge of this pendant is etched with a line from a poem that I wrote when I returned from my wandering: "It is late and I've lost my way, but I will not follow the sun."
The back of the pendant is etched with a Victorian-era engraving of the moon.
I call this the "Talking Tree" pendant because there is a hidden rattle on the inside which makes a subtle sound like dry leaves underfoot when it is shaken.
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