Kerrie Owens, Lapidary Carver
About Kerrie Owens, Lapidary Carver
Shungite Hei Toki adze Polynesian axe head pendant.
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Necklace length: 32 Inches; Pendant height: 5 Centimetres; Pendant width: 1.9 Centimetres
Style: Boho & hippie
Stone – Shungite
Origin – Karelia, Russia
Dealer -Fellow Etsy Seller Im Karelia
Cut from – an unpolished Cut tile
Shape – Hei Toki Adze
Studio – my own in the UK
This listing is for a piece of pure shungite direct from Karelia in Russia, the inclusions are iron pyrite also known as fools gold. The shape is of the Māori Polynesian design of an Adze also known as an axe head, now the symbolism of strength.
It is hung on waxed polyester cord, now the traditional material used Due to its durability. It’s finished with a double barrel knot to make the piece adjustable for any collar sizes.
I started learning to carve in Hokitika while backpacking New Zealand. It was the one thing I was desperate to do. It took a while to find a teacher that would teach a woman, but I got there in the end. I have been trying to get all the equipment together ever since to keep going.