In fact, two commissions were finished the day of the ‘transit of Venus’ – both with owls. I’ve posted the brooch and now Mara’s Necklace, above. The commission involved the design and fabrication of the oxidised S-clasp, the domed oxidised Lace spacers using her scrap gold, water cast to form ‘droplets’, applied to the surface. Her antique two-sided Minoan coin set in 22ct Yellow Gold and a huge multiple strand of faceted Fire Agate beads entirely re-threaded. Mara wanted something “more casual and lighter” than her wonderful © Bh Pearl Necklace from late 2009. We are awash with recycling lovely, sentimental elements for women (and Men) who want a newer timeless jag on older tired pieces.