Jewelry


Unchained Maille

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Chainmaille, one used for protection in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, is now used to make stunning jewelry and decorations.  We explore the potential of this ages-old art to create items that are both beautiful and meaningful.

Each piece is hand woven from materials ranging from aluminum to precious metals, and can include beads, precious stones, and pendants made by artisans within and outside of Raven's Own.

Five-Fold Appleseed Pendants

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In mythologies the world over, the number five is sacred, and apples are heavy with symbolism. These pendants stem from the Pagan roots of Raven’s Own, with five apple seeds forming the five-pointed star. Symbolizing the five elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit), the star is seated in a circlular pendant, representing the never-ending wheel, while the apple seeds (depending on your path) stand for youth, death, knowledge, healing, and the earth herself.

Cast in polymer clay from a hand-made mold, each pendant is hand-painted with acrylics. A silver-plated bail is attached and strung with a 26” satin ribbon in a contrasting color. Each pendant is approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter and carries the artist’s mark and year on the back. There are four variations available: Elemental (five-color), God (gold), Goddess (silver), and Duality (black and white).

Ethereal Sky Series

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Inspired by the simplicity of East Asian landscape paintings, hand-shaped polymer clay pendants are hand-painted with acrylics to represent land and seascapes of varying moods and with an occasional touch of whimsy. A silver-plated bail is attached and strung with a 26” satin ribbon in a contrasting color. Each pendant is approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter and carries the artist’s mark and year on the back.

Amazigh Series

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A collection of people moved into Northern Africa some 10,000 years ago from Egypt and Ethiopia, settling in what is now Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, and some of Libya. These people call themselves the Imazighen, the “free people.” Known commonly as Berbers, they have a strong and fierce tradition of magic and mythology that is slowly eroding in the modern era.

Rebecca Oubouzar took up the traditions of her husband’s family, researching the symbolism and astrology of the Algerian Imazighen (the Kabyles) and recreating the symbols in bright acrylic paints on molded clay pendants. A silver-plated bail is attached and strung with a 26” satin ribbon in a contrasting color. Each pendant is approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter and carries the artist’s mark and year on the back.