The richness of antiqued brass combined with lush browns and colorful ochres and mustards of natural Jasper gives Sarah's newest necklace a wonderful "well loved" look. The Asian-influenced brass pendant features a crane standing in a water lily pond among the reeds. On Golden Pond celebrates the serenity of nature. Each symbol on the pendant has a special meaing.
- The crane who mates for life represents loyalty and honor to the Japanese. The Chinese believe cranes represent longevity.
- The water lily closes its blossom at night which symbolizes enlightenment or resurrection.
- The shallow pond with reeds, often found in Asian gardens filled with water lilies, lotus flowers, koi and birds, nurtures life.
The Jasper beads have a hand-cut appearance giving each a natural organic look. Sarah sorted through strands of beads to find a color range which best accented the entire piece. Using antiqued brass chain as the upper part of the necklace decreases its weight while adding color and texture. To complete this lovely 17-inch necklace, Sarah used an antiqued brass spring ring clasp with a 3-inch extender chain.
On Golden Pond is truly wearable art which blends modern, but everlasting, materials with ancient themes.