Lily Pod on long chain OOAK

April Ottey

Lily Pod on long chain OOAK



Lilies are beautiful flowers with quite a history. They’ve been imbued with mythological and symbolic meaning since the days of ancient Greece. The lily has come to symbolize a great many things, but back in ancient Greece, it was viewed primarily as a symbol of rebirth. I would argue that it’s not just the flower itself imbued with symbolism; what better to symbolize rebirth than the lily’s seedpod—ripening after the flower shrivels, finally splitting open to release the seeds of the next generation of lilies? For this one-of-a-kind necklace, I cast a lily seedpod in sterling silver and fashioned it into a hinged pendant. Though it looks delicate, it is quite sturdy and easy to wear.

Material: recycled sterling silver
Finish: oxidized
Pendant length: 2”
Chain: 36” textured chain

April Ottey is a Port Townsend, WA based jewelry artist whose work explores the transformative power of nature. She focuses on the intricate details of the natural world—the architecture, texture, and shape of natural artifacts—in order to draw attention to the beauty surrounding us that we too often overlook.