Sterling Silver, 24K Gold, 14K Gold, Diamonds

 

Included in the purchase of the Athenai: The Sisterhood painting

 

 

The Owl was a symbol for Athena. According to myth, an owl sat on Athena's blind side, so that she could see the whole truth. The owl was a symbol of a higher wisdom.
I chose to create an owl in the traditional metalsmithing technique called "Chase and Repousse". This is very lengthy process, a method of forming metal, by working it from the back and then the front, alternately, creating depth, form and detail.
All hand tooled, with love.
Laura Guptill Jewelry

Athena's Owl Brooch by Laura Guptill Jewelry