An amazing dream surrounds me
I am walking along releasing birds
everything I touch is within me
and I have lost all limitations
Jean Tardieu, 1943
made of: silver, copper, vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer
measurements: This enameled tube bead pendant measures 3/4th of an inch long and is 1/4th of an inch wide and hangs on a 24 inch sterling chain.
process: The enameling process for making this necklace is labor-intensive. It involves laying layers of finely-ground glass onto the copper forms and firing them multiple times at very high temperatures in a kiln. Lots of protective gear involved at every step. Then I painstakingly gather, cut and arrange tiny fragments of text and imagery from many different eras in history and fuse them into the enamel to tell the stories we may have forgotten.