Custom Order - Shrouded in Silence
A custom order is a delight to receive. More specifically, a custom order is particularly exciting when it is secret - to be bestowed as a gift - for a time, hidden from the eyes of the receiver. This custom order arrived without design constraints, leaving me free to stew in my creative juices - the way I work best. The customer who commissioned this piece cut this fabulous lava cap cabochon! I love it when a rock hound likes my designs. It is flattering and edifying and leaves me with resolve to continue feeding my jewelry-making passion.
"Shrouded in Silence" pendant boasts a large lava cap cabochon focal, which is set in sterling and fine silver. The stone is dark, midnight gray to almost white. Gray moonstone and hematite accent the focal, limiting the design to a monochromatic palette. I wanted to echo the marking of the stone. I added subtle "X" textures on the back plate to mimic the linear patterns in the lava cap. Playful linear accents and sprinkling of fine silver orbs complete the stone's frame. The resulting effect evokes shadowy mystery.
Hopefully, the mystery recipient will be as enchanted by the magic captured within this piece as I was creating it. I'll let you know what she thinks. If you are interested, I can make a custom piece for you. Contact me!
Jewelry is personal. Jewelry is powerful. Jewelry is symbolic. Jewelry is talismanic.
“I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke
“You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you.”
― Audrey Hepburn
Or, in this case, the pendant he gives you!