Angel Spirit Necklace with Opal
Sterling Silver, 22K Gold and Ethiopian Opal Necklace Pendant by Miles Standish. This necklace features 5 segments of ‘lost wax’ cast sea urchin pieces arranged around an oval opal set in 22K gold. Each segment is also accented with dots of gold granulation. The necklace is strung with sterling laser cut beads and sterling saucer spacer beads. It is 19.5″ and has a hook and eye closure.
Santa Fe Artist: Miles Standish
As a jewelry artist and craftsman, Miles Standish says he finds meaning in formulating shape out of something shapeless and bringing together different elements to create a relationship of balance and wholeness. A long-time resident of Santa Fe and a National Forrest Service employee, Standish draws his inspirations from observing the natural world: the shapes of clouds, the curve of a leaf, the spread of a bird’s wing, the texture and pattern of a sea shell. Growing up Standish was encouraged in every artistic endeavor but didn’t begin silver-smithing until the age 20.
“I sometimes feel as though the silver chose me; I did not choose it,” says Standish.