Cocoon Moon Watercast Pendant Necklace with Moonstone
A minimalist moonstone pendant in sterling silver.
- A rose-cut moonstone with loads of blue flash nestles in a weighty circle of sterling
- It shines it's light over a rustic, watercast sterling shape-- a cocoon perhaps or a distant landscape
- Necklace measures 17 1/2" or 44cm long and closes with a hand forged clasp in my Bird Mother shape, inspired by Neolithic bird goddess iconography
- This piece has been hallmarked at the Assay Office in Edinburgh with the Scottish Sterling mark as well as my maker's mark
This process of water casting fascinates me-- as it uses the elements of fire, water, earth and air in a kind of formative ritual. I like to think of it as a form of divination- argyromancy for its similarity to molybdomancy, or the use of molten lead for divination- still in use in Finland at New Year as well as in Turkey. What do you see in this organic, shining shape?
All pieces come gift wrapped.