Necklace From the Stars + Meteorites and Tektites with Labradorite + Fused and Hammered Fine Silver Chain

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Necklace From the Stars + Meteorites and Tektites with Labradorite + Fused and Hammered Fine Silver Chain

370.00

ild and dramatic as a desert night filled with stars...meteorites and stunning labradorite on a primitive, organic handmade silver chain.

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:: Night Chant ::

I have had a long love affair with the night sky and the stars, and the gifts that fall from the sky.  Meteoric material is mysterious and strange.  It carries energy from Out There, and can be rather intense for some.  That potent energy is always flowing to the Earth, but it seems especially concentrated in the stones and metals that arrive here from those distant places.  I made this talisman necklace to be a kind of reliquary for those energies, and it has several types of meteoric stones as well as shimmering iridescent labradorite, which always reminds me of the night sky.   

The pendant is a deep, rich, opaque black tektite.  Tektites are glassy stones created by meteoric impacts.  No one is quite sure whether they are terrestrial material melted by the impact, or a combination of terrestrial and extraterrestrial materials.  Their fascinating shapes were created as the molten material splashed upward and hardened as it flew through the air; they are found across large areas called "strew fields".  This pendant is a nearly perfect oblong with richly textured pitting on both sides...I've been saving it for something special.   Another black tektite is higher up on the chain.

There are also two beads of partially polished Moldavite on the chain.  Moldavite is an extraordinary and rare green tektite that is found only in eastern Europe.  It is prized by spiritual workers and shamans (myself included) for its powerful energies that support spiritual transformation and attunement to the energies of the night sky and the stars.  I cannot describe what Moldavite does in a few words...and it is different for everybody...but if worked with consciously, it always seems to have some effect in one's life. 

Finally there are tiny brown chondrites, stony meteors that have been drilled as beads, and set in a stack on a link of silver.  Along with these are several links with stacked faceted labradorite beads and one gorgeous, luminous oval. 

All of the beads and drilled meteorites, including the pendant, have been set on sterling silver which I have hammered on my desert rock anvil.  The remainder of the chain is comprised of very wabi oval links made from fine silver.  I painstakingly created each of these links, one at a time, fusing them together with a torch and then shaping, hammering on stone, oxidizing and hand-finishing them to a soft shine.  Even though these links look very rough, they are actually quite smooth and feel wonderful in the hand.

This is a lovely piece to wear...it looks very powerful on black and is subtle and rich on grey.  But it was designed mainly as a carrier of energy, and you can wear it as a way to consciously connect to those energies if you desire.  If you are not familiar with working with stones in this way and would like some guidance, I will be happy to assist.      

 

SIZE:  The tektite pendant measures 2 1/8" x 3/4" x 3/8", or 53mm x 17mm x 10mm.  The necklace with pendant measures 20 1/8"", or 51cm, from the back of your neck to the end of the pendant when worn.

CARE:  Wash in cool water and gentle detergent as desired.  You may allow the patina on the silver to deepen with time, or use a silver polishing cloth to brighten. 

PRESENTATION: Night Chant will come to you beautifully giftwrapped.  See my shop policies below for details.

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