Our new gemstone ‘cloudy-skies’ necklace is made with beautiful cloudy grey labradorite gemstone beads, white freshwater nugget pearls, and a sterling silver cloud by jewellery designer/maker Sheila Raven at her studio in Oxfordshire, England. The labradorite gems combine a smoky grey tone with flashes of blue. The mix of luminescent white pearls, soft grey cloudy labradorite beads, and textured beaten silver all suggest the beauty of a changeable cloudy sky.
Cloud dimensions: 16mm wide x 12mm high
Length of necklace: 43cm
Sheila Raven is a freelance archaeologist as well as a jewellery maker. As someone who has spent many years studying and cataloguing beautifully crafted metal objects from the prehistoric, Saxon and Roman eras – she has developed a special interest in metal-working technology and the use of nature and symbolism in designs from our ancient past. Sheila started silver smithing many years ago as a way of understanding the ancient processes of jewellery making, and she found it to be a medium that perfectly suited her own creative interests. For the past couple of years she has specialised in designing pieces inspired by nature. Her studio is in the picturesque, ancient town of Witney in Oxfordshire, which she shares with her sheepdog Bryn.