Marie’s Orion Pendant
Since she was was a little girl, Marie has been fascinated with stars and her Grandfather illuminated her passion with many evenings spent gazing through his telescope on their country side porch. In fact, the first constellation he taught her was Orion and since then she always searches for it in the nights sky. An intrepid traveler, she can always find it and it helps her to feel at home no matter where she finds herself, from Stockholm to Melbourne. When Marie’s Grandfather passed away, she asked me to help her create a pendant in his memory that she could treasure for a lifetime.
Orion is a fascinating star constellation, named after a hunter in Greek mythology. Visible across the world, even in Australia, we sometime refer to Orion’s belt and sword as the saucepan or pot. It is most visible in the evening sky from January to March (winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere). Orion’s seven brightest stars form a distinctive hourglass pattern in the night sky. Four stars form a large, roughly rectangular shape, in the centre of which lie the three stars of Orio’s belt. Descending from the ‘belt’ is a smaller line of three stars , Orion’s sword.
Marie’s Orion Pendant – Stars carved in 100% reclaimed sterling silver with a natural sulfur oxide used to blacken the silver surface.
|Material:||Blackened Sterling Silver|
|Dimension:||48 x 23 x 2mm|
“I met with Laura to discuss commissioning a custom made sterling silver headpiece for my wedding. Everything in the shops seems so mass produced and I wanted something truly special. Laura asked all the right questions and created exactly what I wanted. She kept me informed the whole way. The end result was so beautiful, more than I could have ever imagined!”
“My partner and I engaged Laura with the task of commissioning a unique piece of jewellery. Laura was loosely briefed by my partner and totally took the concept and ran with it. Communication was forthcoming with frequent updates along the way, including illustrations and photos of concepts. The final product blew all involved away! Couldn’t recommend Coral Covey any more thoroughly!”
“Laura was attentive and really listened to what I wanted. She is very friendly and easy to deal with, communicating through the process with sketches, test models and the finer details. I would highly recommend Laura for any jewellery with a personal touch. It makes it all better knowing its made from reclaimed silver!”