Breaststroke

Breaststroke

 

This is the second in the aquatic series. The mermaid’s lower body is an ammonite; her upper body is carved cow bone. The gesture was dictated by the availability of carveable bone. Her hair and belt are Sterling Silver, and the belt is set with opal, sapphires, rubies, tanzanite, citrine and topaz. The base, shell and sea fan are copper. The shell is chased, repousséd,  acid etched and heat treated. All elements with the exception of the small faceted stones, the opal  and ammonite were created by the artist. This is a pendant, and it can be stored in the shell when not being displayed.
5”H x 5”W x 4.5”D