This contemporary design uses a technique inspired by the Japanese sword making masters. The technique, known as Mokume Gane, layers contrasting and complementing colours of clay which is then manipulated, pierced and finally sliced into thin layers. Each layer reveals a different pattern and colour bias in the clay and therefore each jewellery piece that is made is in itself unique. In this pendant, midnight blues swirl along with golden hues and pearescent turquoise tones from deep to pale to create a rich and unique pattern that cannot be repeated.
This disc pendant has a hand made 'bail' (hanging mechanism) that is fashioned from chartreuse green anodised aluminium wire, complimenting the colours within the pendant disc and maintaining its lightweight feel.
Given a smooth and high gloss finish, the pendant hangs from a four strand cord with colours that compliment or contrast with the pendant disc. The cord in this design is fastened with a simple hook and has a small extension chain to give the wearer greater variation in overall length.