My Secret Forest is my new line of jewelry inspired by my life in the forest of the Northern California Sierras. I live near the giant sequoias and have had many special times hiking among them.
Cernunnos is a horned god of the celtics, and in this depiction has rams horns. I made the silver impression on my hydraulic press using an amazingly beautiful die that was created from an antique hob that was hand carved near the turn of the last century. I feel so lucky and blessed to be able to carry on the beauty of this image that was carved so long ago.
The impression has a hand finished background that I used a hammer head pointed tip to create - this texture takes antiquing very well. The antiquing is permanent as long as you keep it away from perfumes and chemicals. The impression is soldered to a back plate and the finished pendant has a nice overall weight to it.
A small moonstone cabochon is prong mounted in his mouth. I think of it as a cold winter wind blowing. Cernunnos is considered to be a God of fertility, animals, and nature. He represents the annual life cycle of life, death, and rebirth.
The chain is handmade and each link is individually soldered and polished. The chain can be anywhere from 15-18" long and has a tiny sterling pinecone at the end. The clasp is a sterling silver lobster claw clasp.
This piece was a labor of love and took several months to create as I let the piece tell me where to go each step of the way.
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