'Blocks of Color' Red Jasper Enamel Art Pendant
'Blocks of Color' is an eye catching pendant that symbolizes the building blocks of our lives. Day after day, week after week, months and years go by as we add another block to our lives . If we could see these blocks in color, I wonder what they would look like? This pendant is vibrant and bursting with good vibes, ready to help you accomplish all you need to. Set with Red jasper on silver and a hand formed chain, the chain is 22" in length and closes with a lobster claw. Red jasper also has some great properties to help us in our lives.
Red Jasper- This is said to be a stone of health, strengthening and detoxifying the circulatory system, the blood and the liver. Said to dissolve blockages in the liver and bile ducts. Also used as a stone of empowerment, bringing strength to resist emotional domination by others, and the courage to overcome domestic violence. It also sustains those in the process of healing and recovering from violent sexual experiences. Red Jasper is a perfect stone of courage and strength for a child being teased or bullied at school. It is a bright, tangible reminder and a great confidence builder.
The chain: Every link to this chain I have formed and cut out of aluminum (links) and silver for the Red Jasper stones. I used aluminum for two reasons, 1 it is so lightweight so the pendant will not weigh you down and 2 because is it a non tarnishing, non- reactive metal and will always keep its shine. The chain is 22" and is adjustable by where you hook the hook into the chain.
I love working with enamels! Some people say it is a flashback to the sixties. I was too young then to experience that and fell in love with them just recently. All my enamels are kiln fired. This is a process of melting glass onto the metal and it takes a minimum of three to four firings up tp 20 firings of each piece to achieve the color layers. Before you even start with that, there is the cutting of the shapes, the sanding of the metal and then the cleaning of the metal, all before you start with to add the color. It is a time intensive process.
Created in my Appalachian Studio in the heart of WV. Each piece is handcrafted to the perfection of the artist's eye, made by International Jewelry Designer Christine Keller of Chrizart Creations. It is made with all the love and good energy I can possibly put into a piece.