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The presence of owls is said to signal the coming of change. In this cluster pendant necklace, I have combined a white barn owl with a rose cut rutilated quartz – a stone that is believed to help heal emotional wounds and encourage spiritual awakening.

I call this piece, 'The Messenger.' The enameled focal point features an original one-of-a-kind barn owl that I created using tiny brushes and scribes to “paint” with finely ground glass and heated with a torch to fuse it to metal. It is set in a sterling silver handmade prong setting alongside a clear rose cut rutilated quartz that has “threads” of gold and black within.

Both elements are suspended together from a light and delicate 18” solid sterling silver rolo chain with a spring clasp, and it makes a gentle and satisfying tinkling sound when worn

𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣Brooch in progress.⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣Vitreous enamel; hand...

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𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣Brooch in progress.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣Vitreous enamel; hand painted, torch fired.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣This is one of a series of art jewelry pieces incorporating dead, flightless, and falling birds. I designed these pieces to provoke a strong sense of compassion and charity; they are my response to a pervasive callousness, a call for empathy for others. ⁣

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