Bronze heart symbol pendant necklace, with unusual Witch's Heart protection symbolic design.
My collection is built around the idea of mythology and symbols, and the journey into the unknown. The heart with a curved shape on the front of the earrings is a shape know as the Witch's Heart. This shape was used in jewelry design from the 17th to 19th centuries in particular, where it symbolized protection. Brooches in this shape were often pinned to children's clothes to ward off evil.
The twisted arrow detail is taken from an old Alchemy symbol for purification and protection. The final detail is a stylized tree to represent nature.
The pendant is an original design by Ailsigr, and is made using the lost wax carving and casting process. The piece is hand carved by me in hard wax, then taken to a Casters who turn my wax model into a mold and fill it with molten bronze. It is a fascinating process! The piece then comes back to my studio to be filed, polished and shined to become the finished product. The bronze has been lightly oxidized to enhance the detail of the carved design.
The fine details: Charm measure approx 10mm. Chain length is 45cm / 18". Material: Bronze charm; gold plated chain and clasp