𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑙𝑎𝑑𝑒- for health luck and joy. I selected the Carnelian stone to honor their rich history of being used in talismans. As long as 4500 years ago the Egyptians and Sumerians carved them into amulets for similar purposes. I formed it to look like an ancient, unearthed, object I handcrafted this one of a kind pendant, in my Atlanta studio. A little wearable work of art.
I designed the rapier collection as protective amulets- to bring strength to the wearer and guard them in trying times. I find the ways that humans attempt to manifest strength to be fascinating. Man made Amulets, like these, have been used for protection since before 25,000 bc- when prehistoric people buried the dead with them. And almost every culture, across the globe, throughout history, has a form of wearable protective amulet. They unify humankind through time and place.
about 1.5" long
materials: 925 silver, Carnelian