This beautiful jewelry set is inspired by the soft rolling feeling of calm ocean waves. The piece above the deep blue cabochon was hand formed in mitsuro, its flowing design and texture accentuates the banding in the cabochon. The asymmetrical chain design was handmade to give balance and flow to the entire design.
Each wavy link on the necklace chain, bracelet, and earrings were individually created to maintain the organic flow of the piece.
The earrings feature beautiful iolite beads that compliment the color of the cabochon.
No two pieces Heather Scott makes are exactly the same. Each of her mitsuro pieces are hand formed and cast in small batches using the lost wax casting method, in which the mold is destroyed during the creation of the piece. This blue ocean necklace is perfect for someone who loves bold designs and elegant jewelry.
Deep Blue Cabochon (this piece has been in Heather’s personal collection for a long time. Identification has been lost. Best guesses have been obsidian or an exceptionally beautifully created glass cabochon.)
Pendant Size: Approx 2″ wide x 1.75″ long
Cabochon: 1-5/8″ x 1.25″
Necklace Length: Chain is adjustable between 19″-24″
Bracelet Length: 7.75″
Earring Lengths: approx 1-15/16″
Free shipping is via USPS First Class Mail with insurance and tracking.
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Your handmade blue ocean jewelry set will arrive in a box ready for gift giving.
Questions & Custom Work:
You may order a similar necklace in the metal and gemstone of your choice. If you would like a personalized necklace in this style made just for you, please message us for a quote. Heather will create your necklace in this style and send it to you as soon as it’s finished. Please allow for slight variation in the design due to the unique properties of mitsuro and the individual craftsmanship of each piece.
Heather made the blue ocean necklace banner piece using the ancient Japanese lost wax casting technique called mitsuro. The process begins by blending specific ratios of different materials together to create the mitsuro wax. After cooling, Heather heats the mitsuro to her body temperature and hand manipulates it by pulling, twisting, and folding. During this process, delicate striations, called hikime, appear in the wax. This delicate texture accentuates the flow of the organic shapes and nature inspired designs that she creates.
The wax pieces are then placed into a mold and melted out of the mold in a kiln. Once the wax is burned out of the mold, it leaves a hollow area where the wax once was. Heather places the mold into a centrifuge where she melts the metal in a ceramic crucible with a torch. Once the metal is molten, a retaining pin drops and the centrifuge spins rapidly, shooting the molten metal into the mold where the mitsuro wax once was. After the centrifuge stops spinning, she grabs the 1000°F mold with a pair of steel tongs and dunks the mold into a bucket of water breaking the still hot mold open on contact revealing the pieces that were once wax and are now silver or gold.
She then goes through the process of finishing each piece by hand utilizing jeweler’s tools. Heather has been perfecting her mitsuro wax recipe and creating her unique mitsuro pieces for 10 years.