Steel Strength

I’ve been reading Robert Dancik’s book, “Amulets and Talismans: Simple Techniques for Creating Meaningful Jewelry”.  I find it a very interesting book full of great ideas and loads of photos of inspiring pieces.  The description of the book on Amazon.com reads;  “This in-depth guide is almost like getting two books in one. Not only will you receive the guidance and insight to create jewelry that is embedded with personal meaning, but Amulets and Talismans also features extensive instruction on a wide variety of cold-connection techniques that can be applied to any style of jewelry making. Incorporate found objects, personal mementos and more into one-of-a-kind pieces of art.”  I was inspired to create this talisman designed to give strength.  A strong cage of steel and sterling silver wire is wrapped around a large quartz crystal – crystals are believed to possess healing powers.  The cage dangles from silver wire and a heavy hard brass knot attached to a sterling loop.  It glides along a heavy brass chain.  An ornate hammered sterling hook clasp finishes the piece which is aptly titled “Steel Strength“.

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on July 13, 2010.

2 Responses to “Steel Strength”

  1. I dig the brass knot!

  2. Thanks, Kate!

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