Passages Bronze Pendant
Passages Bronze Pendant showcases the blue cabochon of Mojave Stone. A hand made Viking knit chain captures the pendant with a large jump ring.
Chain is 20″ long
Pendant with the jump ring is 3 inches long x i 3/4 inches wide.
The oval blue Mojave Stone cabochon is 1 1/4 inches x 1 inch.
Bronze metal clay forms the setting of the pendant. Sculpted cacti branches decorate the area around bezel. The bezel holds the cabochon of blue to blue-green with deep iron red minerals. The opening on the back of the stone adds interest to the pendant.
The cacti garden represents pathways or passages we can choose to attain the goal represented by the blue stone. Through out history man has chosen his own pathway sometimes successfully and sometimes not.
The process of the Passages Bronze Pendant
Bronze Metal Clay
Micro-filaments of metal combine with a binder and water to become metal clay. The designer forms the clay into a design and fires it in a hot kiln. During the firing process binder burns away. The micro-filaments of metal fuse to become a solid metal so the polished piece becomes the pendant.
Mojave Stone, trademarked as such in the 1970’s, became part of Linda’s stone collection after her father’s death. Her father and brothers mined this stone in the Mojave Desert. They shipped it to Kansas City MO where the cabochons were made. Linda likes to incorporate the stones in her jewelry when possible.
Viking Knit Chain
Viking knit chain is one of the oldest forms of making metal chain comes from the 9th century. https://katrinalum.wixsite.com/katrinalumdesigns/viking-knit-part-1