Star Cluster Pendant Necklace

By Jenne Rayburn



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Being under the stars is a magical experience… and it inspired this Astra Series necklace that combines drawing and painting with texturing and patterning to show off the unique textures and luminosity of glass. Created with hand drawn designs and multilayered enamel finishes using the centuries old technique of enameling on metal, this enamel pendant is coated with many thin layers of glass and pigment and fused in a kiln at 1500 degrees. The pendant is finished with a sterling silver back and bezel, and a 20” silver- and gold-plated chain. Majestic and untouchable, it is no wonder stars have been a constant inspiration for humanity. Validation and guidance from the universe were much sought after by ancient peoples, and omens interpreted from what was observed in the skies affirmed the divine and was the origin of astral myths found in religions across the world.

Metal/other, Mixed Media (Steel, Glass, Gold, Sterling Silver, Spinel)

2.5 x .25 x 2 inches

About the artist

Jenne Rayburn is a Boston-based goldsmith, enamelist and designer. She grew up in the farming country of southeastern Washington State, and studied art, interior design and architecture at the University of Washington and the University of Massachusetts. A lifelong artist and arts advocate, Jenne believes that the arts and crafts of our world are critical to the development of creative societies. History and tradition, vernacular design and indigenous peoples inspire Jenne's glass and metal work. Using traditional and innovative vitreous enamel techniques combined with steel, silver and copper, Jenne sees her work as narrative and she searches for meaning in the convergence of mythology, identity and ornament. She is fascinated with myths and folklore that recount heroic adventures and connect us to a larger purpose. These stories strive to express the mystery and complexity of the human experience and the relationships that influence and inspire us. ...Read MoreRead Less
Media: Metal/other, Mixed Media
Category: Jewelry

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