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It seems our true strength is often revealed only when we think we are at our weakest. This scene captures the moment we find our faith, and the courage to let go. As I painted the scene, I was reminded of the “Fisherman’s Prayer,” a quote that often comes into my mind when I am afraid and overwhelmed:

“O God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.”

This pendant is completely handmade. The enameled piece features my original one-of-a-kind glass painting of calm waves with a tiny sailboat slipping along the horizon. I created the original one-of-a-kind original scene using tiny brushes to "paint" with finely ground glass and water and fused it with a torch. It is a little less than 3/4" wide, and I set in a handmade sterling silver bezel which I etched with the fisherman's prayer, along with a bezel set raw gray rose cut sapphire. Both elements are suspended from a long 30” solid sterling silver rolo chain with an S-hook pinch clasp. The back is stamped with my maker's mark and .925 sterling purity stamp.

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I have a small collection of antique poetry books from the late 1800s that I inherited from my great grandfather. Even before I could read, the engraved illustrations of gossamer angels and tempest tossed boats drew me into a grownup world of mortality and miracles. Those images inspired this miniature scene of a tiny shipwreck about to fall upon the cliffs of an unknown land. I set the enamel into a chunky pendant and etched the bezel with the Fisherman’s Prayer: “O God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.” . . . “Lost at Sea”, pendant necklace. Enamel, sterling silver. Hand painted, torch fired, hand fabricated. This piece will be available in a shop update soon. Stay tuned for exact date and time. 🖤 . . Look back in my feed to see how I paint my enameled scenes using finely ground glass and water, then heat them with a torch to permanently fuse the glass to metal. . . #instajewelry #instasmithy #instasmith #silversmith #Metalsmith #goldsmith #ladysmith #RioJeweler #SNAGmember #TESmember #metalsmithing #handmadejewelry #handmade #handcraftedjewelry #contemporaryenamel #enamel #enameled #miniatures #enameljewelry #jewelryaddict #jewelrycollector #jewelryoftheday #miniature #oneofakindjewelry #contemporarycraft #artjewelry #mementomori #artisanjewelry #showmeyourjewelry

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