Pendant necklace on a 30" rolo chain.
Sterling silver, vitreous enamel. 23.5k gold.
Hand painted, torch fired, etched, hand fabricated.
The inscription on the clasp reads, "Well, shit. There goes that."
A trio of cows is lifted into a tornado. I created the enameled scene by "painting" with powdered glass with tiny brushes and needles, then I fired it with a torch to permanently fuse the image to the metal.
This piece is part of my Tiny Catastrophes series, a collection of limited edition, one-of-a-kind memento mori pieces that explore the fragility of life and our desire to prevent, explain, and control the uncontrollable.