One of the phrases I’m stamping on my jewelry is “She walks in beauty,” which is the title and first line of a poem by Lord Byron.
The necklace below incorporates this stamping (though I know it’s difficult to read):
Here is a close up of the pendant used in this piece. It is a slightly larger version of the technique I used in this necklace, and I added a peridot briolette to the center, which rests nicely inside the domed portion of the pendant.
The entire text of the poem is below:
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that ‘s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow’d to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair’d the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!