The Shieldmaiden. Delicate Sterling, Carnelian and Amethyst Necklace.
This fiery piece is delicate but fierce. A hammer textured shield is embellished with an amethyst stone set in a delicate copper saw tooth bezel. This interplay of colours is further complemented by a delicate beaded chain made of sterling silver links of micro faceted carnelian stones. These stones have been plated with silver, giving them a glinting, unearthly look and allowing them to blend beautifully with the brightly polished sterling "shield" pendant. The piece closes with a hook and eye clasp in my bird mother shape, inspired by ancient bird goddess iconography.
Necklace measures 18" or 45cm. You can see how it hangs on my size UK 14 mannequin with a 14" neck.
All my jewellery is made by hand by my partner Mike and myself in a converted 18th century naval school on the wild North coast of Scotland. All pieces come gift wrapped.