$388.00 – $426.00
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Elegant modern gemstone necklace feature beautifully forged sterling silver panels accented with your choice of 3mm gemstones in this striking art jewelry necklace. The imperfect and highly textured silver shows a texturing in the sterling made from careful control of torch flame, heating the surface until there is a shimmer, and a fuse, and then backing away the torch. The textured silver panels are then fused with pebbles of silver, allowing the imperfectly perfect silver panels to sparkle and shine beautifully along with bezel set gemstones.
This modern gemstone necklace is inspired by the connections in our lives. Unexpectedly displaced, yet riveted and hardwired for connection. Hand forged sterling silver stud earrings with just the right amount of rough elegance.
Every experience we have shapes our nature, giving us the strength to envision our wildest dreams, to navigate unexpected setbacks, and to endure the unimaginable.
Through the reshaping of limiting beliefs and achieving long held dreams, our lives are a montage of defining moments both survived and celebrated.
Each disc measures approximately 1/2 inch in diameter, and the necklace is available in two adjustable lengths. Small size is adjustable from 16 inches to 18 inches, Large size is adjustable from 18 inches to 20 inches. These are completely hand fabricated from sterling silver and are made to order in my one person shop in Atlanta GA USA. Shown with Peridot Simple Connections Gemstone Studs.
Note from the Artist
I make this modern gemstone 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 Rainbow 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 Rainbow 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 Rainbow Connections.