Faceted amethyst nestled in polished fine silver is simply beautiful.
The shadowbox technique is popular in Native American jewelry. I’ve been having fun creating these bead pendants using the shadowbox technique with various stones and metals. The hollow form allows for the chain to pass through the piece without interrupting the flow of the shape.
May be worn as a pendant, or strung as a bead.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February, and it is connected with wisdom, intuition, psychic dreams, and the crown chakra. Purple is associated with royalty and power.
This piece is entirely hand crafted. It is hammered to form an anticlastic curve, which has been left open. The inside of the curve is reddened through heat and then highly polished. The outside is left matte for contrast.
Beautiful modern piece.
Fits medium sized wrists. The opening is approximately 3/4 of an inch wide.
This hollow form pendant is made of moss agate and fine silver. The agate looks like it contains a universe with it’s flowing layers of golden browns, olive greens, creams swirling in translucent stone.
Hand-crafted. One-of-a-kind. The chain for this piece runs through the hollow form.
2 3/4 inches long, 1/4 inch wide and 1/4 inch deep. Signed “Matagi Sorensen” on the back.
This hollow form shadow box pendant of fine and sterling silver and copper is completely hand crafted. Cool polished silver encases organically shaped polished copper. Heating the copper creates the variations of red in this piece.
1 3/4 inches long, 5/8 inch wide at the widest point and 1/4 inch deep. Signed.
Faceted peridot compliments fine brushed silver in this piece. The chain runs through the bead so as not to interrupt the circle.
Peridot is a gorgeous bright yellow green stone that reminds me of the lush freshness of young leaves in spring. A light, airy piece. Metaphysically, peridot is connected with prosperity and the heart chakra.
May be worn as a small pendant, or strung with other beads – as you please.
5/8 inch in diameter. 1/4 inch deep. Signed. Hollow form, shadow box, hand constructed.
Brushed copper and silver are a striking combination in this simple, elegant bead pendant. The shadowbox hollow form design allows the chain to run through the piece rather than interrupting the flow of the circle.
This pendant reminds me of the southwestern desert – where hot sunny days are tempered by cool starry nights.
Entirely hand-fabricated (made by hand) one-of-a-kind piece. May be worn on it’s own or with other beads. 5/8 inch diameter, 1/4 inch deep.