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
available as a brooch or necklace.
The brooch has a long pin between the win tips
for a secure fastening
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
in starting a new life,
beginning a new project or career
or simply taking a new look to life and the possibilities it holds.