Every summer, I start looking out the back window at my neighbor’s yard. They have a pond, and although they cover it to protect the plants and fish, he comes anyway… the great blue heron. He sits in the evergreen, dreaming of the dinner below. I always try to wait for him to take off and leave, so elegant, zooming up over my own yard and over my roof with such grace. And he is just so big! I had to make a piece that caught the impact he has on my summers and my backyard world. He feels like a visitor from a more grand, exotic place, stopping by just to make us swoon. And I do.
This pendant is 65mm in length, with many layers of sterling silver, textured, polished, and soldered to create a piece with great depth. The heron stands above a very large blue sapphire, approx. 13mm across, as cooling and tranquil as the pond the heron contemplates outside my window. Comes on an 18″ sterling chain. This is a truly one of a kind piece, never to be recreated.
Materials: Sterling silver, blue sapphire cabachon.