Inspired by one of my favourite paintings by Pieter Claesz. A still life painting piece reminding us that life is fleeting.
Made from solid fine and sterling silver and jewellers brass, I have handmade all components in this piece, bar the solid cast silver skull. Leaf carved Tourmaline gemstones in 2 shades of Ruby pink and lime form the flowers, and they sit in a scrolled 2D vase atop a tabletop. A skull sits on an old scroll carved book, full of secrets, next to them. In keeping with the theme, a leaf branch is ready to topple and the background is darkened.
The pendant face measures 45mm in diameter with a bail length of 18mm. It hangs on a weighty circular 20" sterling chain. Definitely a labour of love for me to make, a statement and a collector piece.
Hallmarked with my logo and purity stamps.
All of my jewellery are One of a Kind statement pieces. All are handcrafted entirely by hand, in my studio in the Queensland Tropics.