Tao Bead Pendant – Jewel in the Lotus (amethyst)


Tao Bead Pendant – Jewel in the Lotus (amethyst)

Faceted amethyst nestled in polished fine silver is simply beautiful.

The shadowbox technique is popular in Native American jewelry. I’ve been having fun creating these bead pendants using the shadowbox technique with various stones and metals. The hollow form allows for the chain to pass through the piece without interrupting the flow of the shape.

May be worn as a pendant, or strung as a bead.

Amethyst is the birthstone for February, and it is connected with wisdom, intuition, psychic dreams, and the crown chakra. Purple is associated with royalty and power.

Hand-crafted, hollow form. Signed.

5/8 inch diameter, 1/4 inch deep.

Tao Bead Pendant – Jewel in the Lotus (amethyst)

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Open Copper Anticlastic Cuff

Open Copper Anticlastic Cuff

This piece is entirely hand crafted. It is hammered to form an anticlastic curve, which has been left open. The inside of the curve is reddened through heat and then highly polished. The outside is left matte for contrast.

Beautiful modern piece.

Fits medium sized wrists. The opening is approximately 3/4 of an inch wide.

Open Copper Anticlastic Cuff

Ultra Modern Hollow Body Pendant

Ultra Modern Hollow Body Pendant

This hollow form piece is a nod to the 60s and at the same time completely modern. Wear it day and night, with you favorite t-shirt, blouse, dress, or turtleneck.

Pictured here with an omega necklace, it would also look fabulous on a long chain. A stand-out piece!

Highly polished sterling silver, this pendant was created with a combination of lost wax casting and hand construction make this piece one-of-its-kind.

2 1/2 inches long, 1 5/8 inches at its widest point, and 1/4 inch deep. Signed.

Ultra Modern Hollow Body Pendant

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Tao Bead – Pearl

Tao Bead – Pearl

White pearl encased in fine brushed silver combines to create a bead/pendant that has a lovely warm sheen. Beautiful!

May be worn on it’s own as a pendant or with other beads.

Just in time for the sun’s journey through the zodiac – pearl is connected to Gemini!

Hollow form, shadowbox, hand-crafted. Signed.

5/8 inch diameter, 1/4 inch deep.

Tao Bead – Pearl

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Topaz Tao Bead – Blue Sky

Topaz Tao Bead – Blue Sky

Faceted topaz and fine brushed silver are like cool blue skies in a pendant! This little hollow form shadowbox pendant stands out on it’s own or may be worn with other beads.

5/8 inch diameter, 1/4 inch deep. Hand-crafted.

Topaz Tao Bead – Blue Sky

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Moss Agate Pendant – Hollow Form

Moss Agate Pendant – Hollow Form

This hollow form pendant is made of moss agate and fine silver. The agate looks like it contains a universe with it’s flowing layers of golden browns, olive greens, creams swirling in translucent stone.

Hand-crafted. One-of-a-kind. The chain for this piece runs through the hollow form.

2 3/4 inches long, 1/4 inch wide and 1/4 inch deep. Signed “Matagi Sorensen” on the back.

Moss Agate Pendant – Hollow Form

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Fire and Ice – Copper and Silver Drop Pendant

Fire and Ice – Copper and Silver Drop Pendant

This hollow form shadow box pendant of fine and sterling silver and copper is completely hand crafted. Cool polished silver encases organically shaped polished copper. Heating the copper creates the variations of red in this piece.

1 3/4 inches long, 5/8 inch wide at the widest point and 1/4 inch deep. Signed.

Fire and Ice – Copper and Silver Drop Pendant

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Tao Bead Pendant – Eternal Spring (faceted peridot)


Tao Bead Pendant – Eternal Spring

Faceted peridot compliments fine brushed silver in this piece. The chain runs through the bead so as not to interrupt the circle.

Peridot is a gorgeous bright yellow green stone that reminds me of the lush freshness of young leaves in spring. A light, airy piece. Metaphysically, peridot is connected with prosperity and the heart chakra.

May be worn as a small pendant, or strung with other beads – as you please.

5/8 inch in diameter. 1/4 inch deep. Signed. Hollow form, shadow box, hand constructed.

Tao Bead Pendant – Eternal Spring

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garnet groove bracelet

garnet groove bracelet

Hollow form shadow box bracelet of fine silver and garnet. This piece is a combination of hand construction and lost wax casting.

Gorgeous modern design with a surprise flash of red garnet.

This piece fits an average size wrist. The hollow design is approximately 1/4 inch thick. Signed on the back. One of a kind.

garnet groove bracelet

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Tao Bead Pendant – Hatha (Sun and Moon)


Tao Bead Pendant – Hatha (Sun and Moon)

Brushed copper and silver are a striking combination in this simple, elegant bead pendant. The shadowbox hollow form design allows the chain to run through the piece rather than interrupting the flow of the circle.

This pendant reminds me of the southwestern desert – where hot sunny days are tempered by cool starry nights.

Entirely hand-fabricated (made by hand) one-of-a-kind piece. May be worn on it’s own or with other beads. 5/8 inch diameter, 1/4 inch deep.

Tao Bead Pendant – Hatha (Sun and Moon)

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photos: Holly Troy