An refurbished vintage rosary fragment of wood-like early plastic and rustic carved beads is transformed into a divination tool. From it hangs a beautiful crystal sphere made of genuine rock crystal. The rosary itself dates from the early 20th century. It's original crucifix was missing, so I have replaced it with the quartz crystal orb. The quartz crystal ball is very cool to the touch. I have framed it with delicate, antiqued bead caps.
This necklace was inspired by the crystal ball talismans found buried with Viking völvas or seeresses. Some say crystals can feel and behave like living beings. If this is the case, then this one is quite whimsical. It liked to circle around while I photographed it, holding sill only after a bit of coaxing. It is a beautiful stone and feels very vibrant in the hand.
Necklace measures just over 27" or 69cm around and slips easily over the head without a clasp, with the crystal sphere hanging 5 1/2" or 14cm beneath the connector.
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 with lavender and Scottish heather.