A Life in Dream
A Life in Dream
“Our life is twofold; Sleep hath its own world,
A boundary between the things misnamed
Death and existence...
They do divide our being; they become
A portion of ourselves as of our time,
And look like heralds of eternity;
They pass like spirits of the past—they speak
Like sibyls of the future; they have power—
The tyranny of pleasure and of pain;
They make us what we were not—what they will,
And shake us with the vision that's gone by,
The dread of vanished shadows—Are they so?
Is not the past all shadow?—What are they?
Creations of the mind?—The mind can make
Substances, and people planets of its own
With beings brighter than have been, and give
A breath to forms which can outlive all flesh...
—for in itself a thought,
A slumbering thought, is capable of years,
And curdles a long life into one hour.”
~ Lord Byron
A handcut and layered fine and sterling silver skeleton rests, curled on within the swirls of his own bronze dreams. This pendant was fabricated out of 7 separate layers of silver and brass, then layered, textured and oxidized. The metals are mixed, but the reverse is all sterling silver, so it won't bother those of us sensitive to base metals. It measures approximately 2 3/4" in length and 1 1/5" wide, strung from an 18" sterling silver box chain. The chain has been left shiny to match the shiny areas of the pendant (despite looking otherwise in some of the photos - shiny metal is tricky to photograph). If you prefer a longer or shorter chain, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd be happy to swap for another length I have in stock.
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Thank you! XOXO Marina