Jewelry Studio & Gallery
Upstairs Main St. & Kasten
P.O. Box 1901
Mendocino, CA 95460
|Celtic Knot Heart Circle Pendant shown above in fine silver and fired blue glass enamel and a matching Lapis bead is $98. Includes the sterling silver chain.
~The interweaving lines of the Celtic knots symbolize eternity and protection.~
Also available in green, teal, purple and black glass enamel
|The color that you see in the background of the necklaces is a true fired glass enamel in a technique called concave champleve. The glass is fused to the metal at 1500º fahrenheit and is protected by being below the surface of the metal. It is by far the most durable way to color the background. I believe it really brings out the knot work and has the added benefit of helping keep the knot from filling up with dirt or the lines from being closed off from years of wear. Enameling is a beautiful artform that has been done for thousands of years.||Shani and I are strongly committed to the environment. As a family business we practice eco-friendly buying, fabrication and in house recycling techniques. We use recycled gold and silver, fair trade gems, and certified conflict free diamonds as well as reusing a customer's own stones and metals for even less impact on the environment. We strive to create our jewelry with honor and respect for the precious earth we work with and live in.
Sincerely, Chris & Shani Christenson