Sunday, May 24, 2009

Telesto's Amulet



Telesto is Saturn's tenth moon. In Greek mythology Telesto was a sea nymph, a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys. I love this connection between the ocean and astronomy, so I decided to make something that tells the story. To create Telesto's Amulet, I encased a rose quartz teardrop in a lacy net of sterling silver wire, and added it to a necklace of figure 8 chain, faceted aquamarine briolettes, apatite and rose quartz roundels and carved rose quartz suns and moons. This was a one of a kind necklace that was sold several months ago. I think it may be my most strange, unusual and creative piece yet, so I thought I would share it.