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 go forward into the unknown. As I painted the scene, I was reminded of a quote from one of my original poems, and etched the text onto the bezel: "It is late and I've lost my way but I will not follow the sun."
"Without a Map," approx 3/4" original enameled scene of a moonlit highway with crescent moon and stars and a hint of light on the horizon. It is bezel set with a line from one from one of my original poems: Accompanied by a rose cut gray moonstone. 30" rolo chain with handmade S-hook clasp.
I created the original one-of-a-kind scene in vitreous enamel, a process of using tiny brushes to "paint" with finely ground glass and heat it with a torch to fuse it to metal.
The enameled scene and the moonstone are are suspended together 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.
Enamel and Moonstone Necklace
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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