In my city, there is a little bit of waterfront that yields wonderful treasures. It’s not really a beach. It’s more like an area with rocks and tall grasses near some warehouses and office buildings. Over the years, I’ve managed to collect a few objects that I knew would be beautiful as jewelry. For a long time, I did not have the skills to do anything with the pieces. They sat in a box and I would run my hands through them every so often – things worn by the sea can have such a nice feel.
The blue ceramic piece in this necklace was found at this waterfront area. I loved the color. I loved the v-shape that is now at the bottom. I loved that part of it was broken and then smoothed by the water. Maybe it was a hexagon? Doesn’t matter – I think I like it better this way. I set it in sterling silver with four shorter prongs and one really long prong that curves around nestling in the crevices. I elaborated on the color blue by adding a lapis stone at the top. Most of the time, I make beaded necklaces for my creations. This pendant said no – it wanted the simplicity of a chain only. I said OK.