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