Hex Maille Sefirot Pendant

December 2011
Sterling silver

Sometimes getting your wires crossed results in unexpected designs. I was thinking about how the ten Sefirot, or the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, make an amulet of protection. That got me to thinking about armor and different types of chainmail and plate mail, including a Japanese type of mail called kikkō that uses hexagon-shaped plates. Which in turn brought me back to the traditional order of the Sefirot, which is offset enough that it might work with hexagons… and this pendant was born. The ten Sefirot are each shown here as hexagons, snugly nested against each other and connected by jump rings at adjacent corners.