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Stevie Nicks and Synchronicity
July 22nd, 2008MusingsMegan 2 Comments

I adore Stevie Nicks. I have for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, I would play “rock star” with my neighbor Eileen. I don’t recall a great deal about this game, except that Eileen was always Joan Jett, and I portrayed Stevie Nicks (this involved a fist full of ribbons and a lot of twirling.)Stevie’s style has had a great impact on my aesthetic: the capes and boots, lace and fringe, and most of all, the jewelry! She’s worn many beautiful pieces, but none have intrigued me more than the crescent moon and pyramid pendants that were created for her in the 1970s by the great jeweler, Henri David. I love these pendants for their classic simplicity and visual strength. They’ve become icons in their own right.With all this in mind I decided to create my own versions of the pendants. The pyramid was born out of desire. About two years ago, one of Stevie’s original pyramid necklaces went up for auction on Ebay, but was, sadly, far out of my price range. I was on the phone, lamenting to my mother about this when she laughed and said,” Darling, you’re a jewelry designer! Create your own version!” I thought, “She’s right,” got off the phone, and went to work.
My pyramid is very different than the original; it is open work with three carved spirals representing spiritual energy and a round Chalcedony cabochon set within. I feel the Chalcedony imparts a mysterious luminosity. The moon pendant arrived more organically. I’ve always loved gazing at the sky, and I have a minor obsession with grape vines; the two seemed destined to be together in a piece. My necklaces are extremely different from the originals, but my hope is that they are viewed as very loving tributes.
****************************************A few nights ago I was on my way to Pennsylvania and thinking about creating this blog. I thought about all the things that I just wrote and could see Stevie Nicks’ golden, crescent moon very clearly in my mind’s eye. The next day I was in a shop when I saw a woman wearing what I thought was a copy of the famous moon pendant. I said to her, “I love your necklace!” She smiled and said, “Do you know who Stevie Nicks is?” This woman before me turned out to be the wonderful Susan Childs, http://www.rockandrollgypsy.com/, whose work I have followed for years, and the necklace she was wearing was the original moon that Stevie Nicks purchased in London ( which Henri David then copied for her). I was flabbergasted and said, “This is synchronicity. You and I were supposed to meet.” I’m still amazed that I thought about this pendant, and 24 hours later, it was right in front of me. The world works in such extraordinary ways.

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  1. Sarah Wolff says:

    One day I swear we will do Night Of 1,000 Stevies together – you will wear your pendant, I will wear that FABULOUS ring you brought me from N.M. LOVE YOU and your writing — and your jewelry of course!

    xo

  2. I LOVE Stevie Nicks, it’s what I listen to many times in my studio as I work. Loved your post, one of those ” meant to be” moments, don’t we love those…..
    You do very beautiful work too.

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