Reimagined Components: We found this empty sterling silver double leaf pendant in a sterling scrap pile and decided to remake it into a puka shell necklace. The puka shell was found on a hike in Sedona AZ attached to a few other shells. It is strung on a 2.5 mm silver brushed rolo chain and is 19 3/4" Long.
Components Found in: Cottonwood AZ & Sedona AZ
Puka is a Hawaiian word for a shell that has a naturally occurring hole in it. Because of the hole, the shells are easily made into jewelry and considered good luck!
"I have vivid recollections of the fiery orange ambers and gradient reds blanketing the mountain terrain around my Vermont home. They were sure to inspire my seasonally wild imaginings as I watched the foliage dance with one another in the wind. When my eyes had had their fill, I'd close them tightly to shut out the pulsing array of mountain fire... that way I could focus on the unique rustling the leaves made as they clung to their last few moments of connection to their parent tree."
These fragile creations of nature represent unconditional giving and unassuming strength through the cycle’s seasonal rebirth. Luck is also an appropriate association with the leaf because to be a leaf is to be lucky enough to know purpose without question. It is also said that if you catch a leave on its fall from tree to ground, you will have good luck for some time after.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.