Blue Moonstone Eclipse Pendant
Sterling Silver and 22K Gold with Blue Moonstone Medallion Pendant by Miles Standish. The texture of the 2″ pendant is made with the ‘lost wax’ casting method from a sea urchin and finished with a layer of Titanium. It is hung on a 20 strand sterling silver cable collar which measures 18″.
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.