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Rustic Silver and Crystal Brooch features silver hand forged torch shaped granulated vessel holding a crystal quartz “flame”, showcasing elegant granulated silver accents for ultimate sparkle and delight.
This elegant crystal brooch is inspired by the connections in our lives. Unexpectedly displaced, yet riveted and hardwired for connection. Hand forged sterling crystal brooch with just the right amount of rough elegance. Textured living, holding on, finding the Oneness in our shared humanity.
From top of the crystal, this unique silver and crystal brooch measures approximately 4 inches in length and features an incorporated double pin back. Completely hand fabricated from sterling silver this piece has been made in my one person shop in Atlanta GA USA.
Note from the Artist
I made this sterling silver crystal brooch 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 Crystal 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 Crystal 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 Crystal Connections.