silver and dark open heart necklace
Each heart necklace is cast in sterling silver, and the edges are polished to a high shine. Black patina is used to accent the textured center of the heart. The chain is left a high shine.
I see the darkness in the heart as the ash that is left after a fire... that it creates the most fertile ground for new growth.
The heart measures 3/4" (2 cm) in diameter and the total length of the necklace is approximately 16.5".
The Open Hearts are intended to be worn for ones self or for another, sharing with everyone who sees it, the reminder of love and openness, light, and compassion for each individual and the world. The coarse texture on one side of the heart represents all the experience, and scars of our hearts, yet we continue to keep space inside. The hearts have depth and shape elements representing all our experience and diversity, while striving for peace and unity.