Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Amethyst Moxa Charm

One of my classmates asked me to make a charm bracelet charm for one of her special clients that was turning 21 years old.  She wanted the charm to contain a bit of ultra pure moxa.  I did not want to have any hinges or other openings since jewelry warn on the wrists tend to get a little abused.  I opted to form a chamber underneath the stone that held the moxa and was permanently encapsulated by the faceted amethyst itself.  Sorry the picture of the stone does not show it's beauty.  This piece was created by first sand casting a rough ingot of silver. The ingot was then turned on a metal lathe to a perfect cylinder. The groove detail as well as the moxa chamber and the stone setting itself were all milled on the lathe as well.

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