Season’s glitterings: Christmas jewelry #16

It’s not very glittery or vintage, but this piece holds a special place in my heart. My father made it in 2005. From the front it doesn’t look like much more than a large chunk of malachite.


But the back, ah, that’s another story. He cut a Christmas tree out of the sterling silver setting. It’s unusual because it isn’t a heart or a thunderbird, the two design elements he used over and over.


Perfect with a plaid Pendleton shirt on the leather cord he braided. He would have worn them for Christmas with clashing green plaid pants.

3-1/4″ long with a 1/2″ diameter bail. Signed “E 05”

2 Comments on “Season’s glitterings: Christmas jewelry #16”

  1. luray says:

    Unusual too for him because the tree is intentionally not symmetrical–it’s stylized with a lifelike lilt, if you will. If it were symmetrical it would be boring. Instead it’s got a little {wink} going on. I miss him!