This is one of my first pieces. Originally designed to be the front portion of a circlet, this design highlights the Double Headed Phoenix: a creature that rises from the ashes of the previous incarnation; a two headed manifestation; much like Janus the God that sees into the past: learning from the lessons of experience; looking into the future. The God of the gates and passages; of beginnings both abstract and concrete.
These ideas are combined into a single piece to produce a hybrid of ideas: renewal, vision, knowledge from experience and the ability to begin again with vitality and the promise of success.
The Phoenix amulet is 2 ½” across and is available as a brooch or necklace. The brooch has a long pin between the win tips for a secure fastening while the necklace harnesses the flame chain: completing the motif of fire and renewal.
The somewhat massive piece is for those that are working on the steps required in starting a new life, beginning a new project or career or simply taking a new look to life and the possibilities it holds.
This has always been a favorite of mine. If TdK ever makes t-shirts I want the logo based on this design. Not kidding.
Well of course this is another masterpiece, Kirk. And not only that but not only that, it happens to share the name of my oldest daughter, Phoenix Raye McClay. Also, the photography is excellent!
I second Woody’s opinion! That would be awesome! =)
Beautiful…. very impressive
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