Simple steel and gold druzy cage necklace for eye-catching texture. The imperfect and highly textured steel shows a layering of blackened steel with gleaming 22k gold. Shaped together and heating them until there is a fuse and then backing away the torch, this deceptively detailed necklace takes precise timing, and no small amount of skill to create. Accented with a gorgeous pyrite agate druzy prong set in sterling silver for the perfect gleaming touch of elegance.
Contemporary lines with an edgy vibe. Forged textures with just the right amount of rough elegance. One of a kind, dressy and rustic, empowering and a touch of badassery.
Organically forged with wire wrapped detailing, the Caged Elegance druzy, steel and gold cage necklace explores the spontaneous choices that life brings us, and our experiences every step of the way. Hand forged, this unique necklace is accented with a beautiful black patina and eye catching wire wrapped detailing.
Chain length is adjustable 17-20 inches, and includes a sterling silver clasp. Hand fabricated from steel, gold, and sterling silver, made in my one person shop in Atlanta GA USA.
Note from the Artist
I made this druzy cage necklace entirely by hand. I’m fascinated with the textures created by combining fusing, granulation, and forging. Each piece on my workbench is special, but with Caged Elegance I am inspired by the layers of experience that give us strength in our daily lives.
Every experience we have shapes our nature, giving us the strength to achieve our wildest dreams, to overcome unexpected setbacks, and to endure life’s toughest conflicts. Overcoming obstacles and achieving long held dreams, our life is a montage of defining moments conquered and memories claimed.
Probably one of the most rewarding things to create is handmade texture- and the texture in Caged Elegance is no exception. I always approach the creation of texture a bit like a mad scientist. The alchemy of fire, force, and metal is unpredictable and enthralling. Each hammer blow shapes the metal in a new direction. Each pass of a torch runs the risk of artistic implosion, where the metal could sink into a formless mass once more. The thrill of creation is echoed in the rush of artistic freedom with every moment, until the final texture is achieved.
I hope you enjoy Caged Elegance.