Kiawe Lava Cave Locket, Necklace by Melina Castro


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Kiawe Lava Cave Locket, by Melina Castro.

From the artist’s website:

Hand Fabricated Lava Cave Inside Kiave Stump locket.

The front of this piece features the photo of a Kiave (Mesquite) stump etched on antiqued brass. I took the photo in one of my favorites beaches here in Hawaii.

On the inside of the locket I layered different metals to replicate the cracks, textures and layers characteristic of the lava as it cools down. To me this piece is like a lava cave hidden behind a stump. When you open the locket its like entering the cave below. This piece is unique and it is truly a collector’s piece!”

Measurements of closed locket:
Length: 1″ 3/4
Width: 1″ 1/2
Height: 7/32″

Measurements of opened locket:
Length: 1″ 3/4
Width: 3″
Height of each side: 3/32″

Chain length: 18″ plus 4″ extension chain to make length adjustable.
Weight: 1.6 oz not including the chain.
Materials – Sterling silver, copper and antiqued brass. White topaz (3mm).
Techniques – photo etching of lava and Kiave textures, hand cut and pierced, soldered, tarnished.

Learn more about Melina and her artistic process here.


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