Textured silver necklace is layered in edgy forged granules fused together for a permanent texture. The imperfect and highly textured silver shows a layering in the sterling made from combining layers of silver together and heating them until there is a fuse and then backing away the torch. The textured silver bar is then set with a gleaming 3mm white sapphire, and accented with a beautiful blackened patina, allowing the imperfectly perfect silver panels to dance and swing beautifully.
This textured silver necklace is inspired by the connections in our lives. Unexpectedly displaced, yet riveted and hardwired for connection. Hand forged sterling silver necklace with just the right amount of rough elegance. Textured living, holding on, finding the Oneness in our shared humanity.
Adjustable from 17 to 19 inches, this unique art necklace measures approximately 3 inches in width at the focal. This necklace is completely hand fabricated from sterling silver and is made in my one person shop in Atlanta GA USA. Shown with the Connected Ring.
Note from the Artist
I made this textured silver 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 Cherished Connections I am inspired by the layers of experience that make us hardwired for connection.
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. We see the reflection of these struggles in every person we meet. Each one of us walking the path of life, alone yet together in our shared humanity.
Probably one of the most rewarding things to create is handmade texture- and the texture in Cherished Connections 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 Cherished Connections.