jewelry inspired


So consider this.

The first of my weird little ideas I’m trying out. I had said I would try pendulums in the past but I actually decided to go all the way and make a unique little mold for it. Something more angular and pointed screams “pendulum” to me than my gently tapered herbal molds.

This is just the prototype using a tiny Yarrow sprig. I’m working on a couple more using whatever sprigs of Mugwort I still have remaining from the summer - an herb highly associated with divination and clarity.

I’m thinking of trying to find something like a bead cap for the top, or even a fitted little bit of metal, if that’s possible.

So what do you think?

Two Persian bracelets of gold and turquoise with terminals in the shape of birds. While the bracelets are modern, dating to the 19th-20th centuries, the style reflects the jewelry of the Seljuks, a Turkish dynasty which ruled a vast empire in Western Asia during the 11th to 13th centuries CE. Image from Bonhams.