I love when a piece perfectly captures a feeling I've been aiming for - it can be a difficult thing to accomplish as it requires the cooperation of all materials, time and inspiration.
Hawaii is not a place that leaves my blood easily - it has been (both times) a struggle
to not spend hours remembering the feel of the places and people
instead of living in the present.
When I was working on this necklace I thought mainly of driving on desolate, verdant and overgrown Old Mamalahoa Highway, first by accident and then on purpose just to explore
the sounds and sights of the dim forest.
Even in low light there was a generosity of colors and form, a panorama of
beautiful things to sink into.
We were reluctant to drive back to Pahoa after that day's journey!
This necklace fits as would a 16.5 inch necklace and the pendant of Australian variscite, wing and Arizona turquoise
hangs five whole glorious inches to rest right above your heart.
I really want to see this piece go to someone who reads here
as it feels so personal:
to reserve it in the
I hope to send a bit of The Big Island to you, wherever you call home.