zen rain necklace

by Eileen Baumeister McIntyre $95.00
Handmade

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Make it Rain

Water is a recurring image in Zen meditation, whether it's as a symbol of spiritual and mental clarity, or a literal presence in the environment, calming the mind with its joyous trickling sound. This handcrafted necklace from artist Eileen Baumeister McIntyre captures some of that calming spirit, with a leaf-like pendant that cradles a cluster of shimmering, silver droplets. The droplets shift and shake as you move, creating a delicate pattering sound that suggests falling rain. The leaf form itself is crafted from a unique, Japanese alloy called shibuichi. A combination of silver and copper, shibuichi was used anciently to create the delicate ornamentation on Samurai swords.

McIntyre has studied both botanical illustration and metalworking, and she draws upon the traditions of both to create her stunning jewelry. She draws her inspiration from her own garden, often beginning with drawings or watercolors of the leaves, seeds and petals she loves. She then uses precious metals to transform those impressions into wearable works of art. Handmade in Long Island, New York.

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  • details
Handmade
Item ID
24145
Made from
sterling silver, shibuichi
Measurements
Pendant: 1.5" L x .5" W; chain: 18"L
Notes
A quick dip in a jewelry cleaner such as Tarnix then rinse thoroughly under cold running water.
  • the maker

Eileen Baumeister McIntyre

I have an extensive organic garden that is both serene and stimulating. I find it peaceful to work in the garden and can be found outside among the flowers, vegetables, herbs and weeds with my sketchbook throughout the growing season. My drawings and paintings have always had a botanical theme which has evolved into the Garden of Silver jewelry line. Many of the jewelry pieces are created by hand carving into wax and then cast into sterling silver. I also etch and emboss the metals to create texture and relief and utilize traditional metalworking techniques as well. collection

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