Cup and ring mark pendants. Hand carved and crafted from Leithen Water stones, with gold and copper enamel.
All of these serpentine pendants (and more) are listed for sale in my Etsy shop- just follow this link;
On various journeys down to the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, we picked up and bought a few pieces of pebble sized (and larger) serpentine. Having stored them outside my workshop for a couple of years, I finally had a chance to start working on them before Christmas 2018.
I started these pendants by coring with diamond corers and shaping each piece with diamond burrs, files and wet and dry paper. I then hand polished the surface and the cored sections of each stone with 1200 grade wet and dry paper.
Once I had the desired rough shapes of each stone, these were placed in my stone tumbler for just over a week with an increasing fineness of polishing compound.
After the process of stone polishing, the serpentine was ‘burnished’ and each stone was hand polished with a lint-free cloth to give a mirror-like finish.
The pendants are assembled using natural 2 mm leather and tied using double slip-knots for an adjustable drop length.
I’ve added many new items to my Etsy shop;
New stone stack pendants (handcrafted from stones found in rivers in the Scottish Borders) including this one from the Tima Water (a tributary of the Ettrick Water);
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Green, brass and gold labyrinth plaques (approximately 10 cm squared). Freehand carved, polished and enamelled using professional monument/memorial enamel;
Click here to see all my slate tiles/wall plaques.
‘Leaping Salmon’ slate plaques/tiles (©HatchBurnCarve), again, approximately 10 cm squared;
Tibetan Buddhist Om stones;
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Elder Futhark Rune stones. Individually hand carved and enamelled with either red or copper monument/memorial enamel (supplied in a handmade bag);
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‘Golden Bee’ slate wall plaques/tiles (©HatchBurnCarve), approximately 10 cm squared;
The stones I used to make these were collected from beaches in North Cornwall and East Lothian.
These are completely natural- no polishing or tumbling.
The stones were all hand-drilled using a diamond tipped corer (some taking up to 30 minutes to drill). However, I also collect Hag-Stones (also known as Witches Stones, Serpents Eggs, Adder Stones etc). These are believed to have magical powers such as protection against spells, evil eye, or to be able to see faeries and other magickal beings if you look through the hole.
Here’s one which I found on an East Lothian beach;
I usually have hag stone pendants for sale, just follow this link to my Etsy shop.