Tiny Kikyo Necklace
This pendant was hand cut from silver sheet. The flower design is based on the kikyo, or Japanese balloon flower.
The flower was forged to be slightly concave and a deep black patina was added. A glowing white pearl has been peg-set in the center.
Pendant measure approximately 1/2 inch in diameter and hangs from a 16 inch long sterling silver chain.
Handmade in Portland, Oregon.
***In Japan the balloon flower is called Kikyo, meaning "Pentagram." The pentagram is a "balloon flower seal" with mystical significance, an important symbol in Taoism because each of the five bellflower petals represents the "five elements" of the Tao, namely wood, fire, earth, metal, & water.