'The Descent' mini series is one half of the Winter Solstice Collection. I wanted to create a collection of pieces representing the descent into darkness as we approach the Solstice, and and collection of work that represents the uncoiling that many of us feel with the slow return of sunlight. I associate claws with the Underworld, and the dark places within ourselves, so they felt like the perfect symbolism to use in 'The Descent' series.
The first amulet I created for the series features a blackbird claw, created using the age old lost wax casting method, paired with and onyx cabochon set in an exaggerated claw setting. This amulet is hung upon a 75cm sterling silver wheat chain.
This amulet has been oxidised to bring out the surface textures, sterling silver may further darken an oxidise over time due to the skins natural oils.
This piece is a one of a kind design, and will be shipped within 1-2 weeks of purchase date.