I finally got around to posting this one, but I am glad I waited because today’s rainy weather at the coast made for some satisfying photography. I present the Silver Nautilus pendant.
I found a great piece of silvery driftwood with lots of character and nooks and crannies for staging shots. I am an amateur photographer, and every once in a while I get lucky (and sand in my shorts).
This is a companion piece to the Sapphire Swallowtail pendant, which I also took along for pictures. I wanted another nature-themed sculptural piece, something oceanic, and tried to incorporate the idea of a wave and a spiral seashell.
The nautilus is an amazing creature, with a shell made of chambers of increasing size. As the animal grows it closes off its previous chamber, resulting in a beautiful, logarithmic spiral. Mine isn’t that accurate, but I did make it septated.
The piece is finished in a series of watery blue sapphire cabochons in settings made to resemble barnacles. This is a one of a kind necklace and is
available in my etsy shop. sold!