Here we have an ethically sourced natural hand cut and diamond polished stone cabochon hand-woven with copper wire into a unique pendant. This piece has been oxidised to give an antique appearance, and will be gift boxed.
Leather Cord including hook is 16.5cm
Pendant length including bail is 5.3cm
The mining district for this mineral is located in central Western Australia, over 1000 km north east of Perth. Over millions of years waters heated by volcanic activity dissolved much of the silica from the banded iron formation in this region leaving huge iron ore deposits of almost pure haematite. In other places, red and yellow iron oxides and/or silica were deposited as veins or replaced the wall areas of fine cracks in the host rock. The resulting stone, a highly sought-after variety of tiger's eye, is found only in this region and is known as Marra Mamba. The source is now mined out and only rare specimens make their way onto the market. This example displays Strongly chatoyant golden tiger's eye, metallic black haematite and red jasper.
My inspiration comes mainly from the stones themselves, with their wonderful colours and patterns they evoke images of nature, local habitats and distant landscapes. I may work from sketches if I have a particular idea in mind, or just let the wire run away with me……….the unpredictable nature of this can be quite exciting!
This method of working is time consuming, but I love the simplicity of working with wire, weaving and layering to add texture and dimension. I like earthy, adventurous styling that doesn’t overpower the natural stones, and is robust enough for everyday wear. Wire provides texture and movement, and the structural qualities required to safely encapsulate the stones and follow their form. To weave and twist in a freeform style gives the pieces an energy rarely seen in mass produced jewellery.
These stones are ethically sourced, and are hand cut and diamond polished in Britain. Some are no longer mined and thus very rare.
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