Raw black stone (identified as Obsidian) with red (mahogany) inclusions. This is not the shiny smooth obsidian you often see, but much more granular. The soldered metal cap has a stitched motif, part of my beautifully broken series. Dangling alongside is a one-sided sand cast lead free evil eye amulet.
This is a statement piece. The raw, somewhat arrow shaped stone, is not flat backed and is wider on one side. The setting is purposefully rustic and raw.
Strung from chunky stainless steel chain. Closing with a hand made black iron wire hook at the front.
Length: 20 inches (51 cm) end to end.
The focal is around 3 1/2 inches (9 cm) high
Necklace weight: Around 250 grams
Sealed with a natural wax polish. Clean with a soft damp cloth and an occasional coat of wax or oil polish will maintain the patina.
Obsidian is the igneous rock which forms when molten rock material cools so rapidly that atoms are unable to arrange themselves into a crystalline structure. Because of the way it fractures, the first use of obsidian by people was probably as a cutting tool. Once humans had learned to break obsidian purposefully it was used to make knives, arrowheads, and other weapons and tools; examples of these are found dating back to the stone age.
For more raw and rustic necklaces, chokers, bangles and cuffs:
1-3 business days
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Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery
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Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Yes, I am continuing to ship internationally (from here in Australia). However, most countries are experiencing delays to shipping as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
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All my items are securely packaged and wrapped in new and clean recycled packaging.
I try to keep my environmental footprint as light as possible so I use ephemera (vintage sewing pattern tissue, old unwanted books and Atlases) in my wrapping.
Absolutely. What's the point of jewelry you aren't going to wear! Shopping online is convenient, but sometimes you need to see a thing up-close and and in-person to know how you really feel about it. If you'd like to return your item, just let me know within 14 days of delivery (please note: purchasers are responsible for return postage costs but I will issue a refund upon proof of postage, so you don't have to wait).
My work is purposefully raw. I use natural stones, crystals and salvaged materials, as these hold more meaning than shiny new things. My aesthetic celebrates the signposts; stitches, tool marks, natural texture and patina - these tell the story of a pieces' journey with me. I love that one of my customers described my work as 'beautifully broken' because there is great beauty in what some consider to be imperfection.
Pricing is one of the hardest things for an artist. I try to keep my prices accessible, whilst reflecting the time and materials that have gone into creating. When you purchase one of my pieces you are getting something that is unique and which has taken many hours to create.
My process is very organic and personal so, the short answer is no, I don't generally take custom orders. However, please feel free to reach out to me if you have something in mind. I've worked with several of my regular customers to create a piece that uses a material or object that holds a special meaning for them.
Aug 6, 2020
I just got your order! It’s beautiful the necklace is a wee bit heavy but with the length it works OK. I love the way it looks on me. And the earrings are swell too.