Living in the city, I often feel like I spend many of my days looking down – at my desk, at the keyboard, and at the ground. For this reason, when the daylight closes its door on the day, I like to step outside into the darkness of night and spend some time looking up. At such times I am reminded of the constant beauty of starlight, and contemplate how insignificant I must be to one so ancient. I find this to be an incredibly comforting thought after all the stuff and nonsense of the day.
The words of Emily Bronte far more eloquently describe the delight of the stars:
‘All through the night, your glorious eyes
Were gazing down in mine,
And with a full heart’s thankful sighs
I blessed that watch divine!’
Perhaps this appreciation of things that shimmer and shine is what draws me to constantly seek out and collect so many jewelled wonders. This gorgeous necklace features high gloss black glass beads that catch the light (and the eye), and with its polished stainless steel construction, I feel like I carry around my neck a constant memory of the light and dark which shines within the world.
Now at least when I look down, I see this necklace and remember that inspiration and starlight can sometimes be found in the most unlikely of places.
I purchased this beautiful piece from Brisbane jewellery artist Ange McMullen, at her etsy store. She has many more lovely items which may just be the little piece of starshine that you’re looking to find in your life…