Lapis Freeform Slab Necklace
Sterling Silver and Lapis Freeform Slab Necklace By Artist Miles Standish. This necklace features twenty seven free form slabs of Lapis Lazuli with four sterling silver bezel set Coral inlay beads, silver beads, and a hook closure. This necklace is 18 inches.
Santa Fe Artist: Miles Standish
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. 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. Presently working in gold, silver, and a variety of precious and semi-precious stones.