A gentleman asked me to make an amulet for him.
In his youth he used to watch “the Phoenix”
and fell in love with the amulet worn by the star.
The Show itself was a “one hit wonder” beginning and ending on 1982.
The show followed the discovery and missions
of an ancient astronaut discovered within a sarcophagus,
unearthed from a Peruvian tomb.
After searching the web for someone who may provide a copy for him,
he discovered the original makers of the piece went out of business
and the piece is no longer available.
Then he found me.
I did the research and found very few images of the amulet,
every one of them blurry,
Not a lot to go on.
I am very sensitive to re-creating other people’s designs,
being as I create original and unique pieces myself.
After some long discussion with him concerning this point,
I decided to take on the task with the understanding
it will be my “interpretation” of the design,
rather than an exact copy of the piece.
Being as the images were blurry and distorted,
it wasn’t too difficult to add my own flair.
The theme is simple:
the circle with the triangle represents the element of fire
(a classic symbol widely used in artwork)
and a phoenix rises from the flames.
I sculpted and cast each separate carving:
the Geometrical shape is of bronze,
the actual phoenix is in Sterling Silver,
all mounted an a heavy rope chain.
The over all shape is similar,
but the phoenix is different from the original.
This was made as a one of a kind Phoenix Amulet,
no mold was take for reproduction
and now resides on the bearer of the noble bird.
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