Dynamic Stretch ~ Form Play

 

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Reaching for more design options to construct necklaces using scrap cutouts. While the drawing is a preliminary idea, the abstract foliage pieces soldered onto sterling silver disks and the loose tiny flowers are inspired by Matisse’s paper cutouts.  The layout is for a necklace that will be heading to my bench this week for fabrication.

Flower Necklace ~ An Exercise in Haute-Reuse

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Made from flower skeletons and recycled sterling silver metal pieces.  This necklace was an exercise in creating refinement and beauty using leftover metal from my Bouquet Collection (see post below).  Last year I designed this collection that required hours of hand cutting flowers from sheet metal.  I became inspired by the skeleton pieces that collected in my bench catch, falling at the last cut, into a mountain of shimmering light made by reflections from the curved and jagged edges of the flower skeletons.

Flower Necklace is textured with layers of sterling silver metal, fabricated using age-old metalsmithing techniques of sweat and joint soldering, and sawing.  Each chain link is made from scrap wire, and the clasp is set with a picture jasper cabochon surrounded by black onyx seed bead petals.

HAUTE ~PASSIONATE ~ UNCOMMON ~ ELEGANT ~ POWERFUL ~ EXUBERANT