This is a delicate version of my Three Witches Necklace, forged in sterling silver and three raw kyanite stones. Three kyanite stones are snug against each other in my crystal nimbus setting-- icy and fascinating, they are framed perfectly in the cool silver which has been polished to a wintery brightness.
This necklace is inspired by the jagged, tooth like stones of Callanish. The name is reminiscent of the Celtic creatrix, Cailleach who appears as an old woman. I have named this after this Northern Scottish goddess. Kyanite is said to correspond to the throat chakra, and I have always seen it as a bridge stone, perhaps something to aid in speaking with the ancestors.
Necklace measures 16 1/2" or 42cm long and closes with a hand forged hook and eye clasp in my bird mother shape, inspired by ancient bird goddess iconography. Pendant measures 2" or 5cm long including halo setting.
All my jewellery is made by hand by my partner Mike and myself in a converted 18th century naval school on the wild North coast of Scotland. All pieces come gift wrapped.