The pendants are by Barbara Hanselman. I recently found her work and love it. I have a pretty good little stash of it already and am having a lot of creative fun working with it. Barbara finishes these with terra sigillata instead of ceramic glazes so they are ‘open’ to absorb the essence of the wearer. You can even drop essential oils on them which will infuse making them wearable aroma therapy. How cool is that?
They seemed to be accepted very well and I was thrilled and humbled by the comments they received.
So here is the debut of the matching necklace. This pendant actually has a face on both sides. A note that Barbara included with it says, "A Talisman with Two Faces looking in opposite directions personifies change as well as transitions; it suggests being able to see into the past with one face and into the future with the other. Double faced beads are also symbols of a "middle ground" where the individual can feel centered and exist totally in the now. Carrying or wearing an image with opposing faces in any culture is purported to help stabilize the mind and make the wearer purposeful; able to focus on the task at hand."