Components

*Rosasite in Iron Hat specimen cut by Eidos
*Amethyst rosette from Castalina Mine, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil cut by Eidos
*Roman glass from Afghanistan
*Quartz points, freshwater pearls, turquoise
*Sterling setting with aventurine cabs, sterling beads, findings, earrings
*Necklace is signed, numbered, dated

Photo on black background by Barry Blau

Length: 20" - 28" (51 cm - 71 cm) Shown on model at shortest length
Centerpiece: 4" x 1.5" (10 cm x 4 cm)
Weight: 5.9 oz (167 gm) NOTE: this is a heavier piece

Earring drop length: 1.5" (4 cm)
Earring weight: 2.2 gm ea (a nickel weighs about 5 gm)

Item #646 - $1,320 (set)

Necklace and
Earrings - $1,320:
    Necklace alone
$1,298:

Radiant Creature Necklace and Earrings

Radiant Creature Necklace
Radiant Creature Necklace Detail
Radiant Creature Necklace Detail
Radiant Creature Necklace Back
Radiant Creature Necklace on model
Radiant Creature Earrings
Radiant Creature Necklace
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Rosasite in Iron Hat, who can resist it? Rosasite, Wiki says, is a copper-zinc carbonate hydroxide. Iron Hat is a type of gossan, an exposed, oxidized portion of a mineral, in this case a rust-colored outcrop of iron ore. The Rosasite specimen has beautiful crystal blades growing out of its greenish botroidal crust. Its highly textured surface made it a challenge to set. For some reason it seemed obvious to me that it needed a "head" and the beautiful pale amethyst rosette seemed perfect, giving the creature a happy radiance. Tiny Aventurine cabs sit on the prongs. The colors of the old Afghani Roman glass blend perfectly with the Rosasite. A few natural Quartz points amplify the energy of the piece.

Melody says Rosasite helps one access memory. Simmons and Ahsian agree that clear Quartz is the most common and versatile tool in the mineral kingdom, and their discussion of the various types of clear Quartz goes on for pages. They also say Amethyst is a wind element which, among many other things, opens and clears the third eye and crown chakras, so no wonder this Radiant Being demanded it for his head.

It is a curious thing to connect a body and a head and observe the object coming alive. Once I purchased a tiny antique porcelain pincushion doll for my mother who loved dolls. This one was in perfect condition but had long since lost her pincushion. I could not present her like that! I thought it would be fun to make a little fabric body for her, stuff it, and dress her, which I did. The sensation upon finishing that doll was very strange, and akin to what happened here. I never imagine that I "create" anything. I was taught that creation, to make out of nothing, is the prerogative of the Divine and in contemplating that over the years I have concluded that truth is self evident. Further, to even imagine that I could create anything would reveal a collapse into the illusion of agency. Nonetheless, when some objects come together, they seem to take on a liveliness which is more intense than their individual parts had alone, and it would be an easy thing to mistake this for an act of creation on my part. So we'll skip all that foolishness in favor of simple wonder at the little radiant creature that has come to be. Perhaps you will order him and write magical stories of his adventures!