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traveler’s charm November 23rd, 2012

Dies Venus

Sol 2* Sagittarius, Luna in Leo wx 81*v



Traveler’s Charm

1962 British halfpenny, sterling silver, copper, 14kt gold, diamond

2.5cm x 0.25cm (1.0 in. x  0.09 in.)  Coin-sized, to fit easily into a pocket or wallet.


Obverse: three concentric circles with golden heart and watchful eyes, inscribed with three line charm made from anagrams of the 11 letter phrase “safe travels”:



Reverse: sailing ship with guiding star.

kitten tooth pendant November 21st, 2012

Kitten Tooth Reliquary Pendant

sterling silver, gold leaf, moonstone, resin, rice paper, kitten tooth

pendant: 3.2 cm x 2.0 cm x .35cm ( 1.25 in. x 0.75 in. x 0.125 in.)

moonstone element: 1.2 cm x 0.7 cm x 0.5cm (0.5 in. x 0.32 in. x 0.19 in.)


Reliquary pendant made to contain shed kitten tooth. Inscription of name and date on reverse (not shown).



on the bench November 15th, 2012


Sterling setting for kitten tooth and moonstone.


Gilding the interior  the tooth- it is so tiny, I had to lay in the gold leaf with a needle point, and burnish it with the back (loop) end of the same needle.

Fetish Horses November 5th, 2012

Dies Luna

Luna wn 62%v


White Mare

camel bone, turquoise inlay

3.6cm x 3.0cm x 1.0cm (1.42 in. x 1.18 in. x .37 in.)



Landscape Mare (Melanippe)

ziricote wood, brass inlay

5.4cm x 4.8cm x 1.3cm (2.12 in. x 1.87 in. x .5 in.)





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