Spiculum Sterling Silver Scroll Necklace by Susan Wachler Jewelry

Sterling Spiculum


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Curvilinear forging highlights form and shadow in this contemporary fused spiculum sterling silver scroll necklace. Elegant hand forged sterling silver with fused with wire wrapped detail is suspended from a unique 29 inch hand forged sterling silver chain.  

Inspired by shapes and forms found in nature, Sterling Spiculum fuses edgy texture and classic elegance. Hand forged, this contemporary forged spiculum sterling silver scroll necklace is stunningly accented with a blackened patina and silver sphere detailing.

Note from the Artist

I made these forged spiculum sterling silver scroll necklace entirely by hand. I’m fascinated with the textures created by combining fusing and forging. Each piece on my workbench is special, but with Sterling Spiculum I was inspired by the intricate forms found in nature. 

A spiculum is a curved tubular segment found in many creatures and plants throughout the world. Bursting forth in every environment imaginable, life grows in a myriad of shapes and sizes. From the tiniest cellular organism to the mightiest redwood tree, the multitude of varying forms is fascinating.  Linear lines of forged textures draw the eye, while the gorgeous patina highlighting the polished details elegantly reflects the light. This contemporary forged spiculum sterling silver scroll necklace is a unique piece of wearable art jewelry sculpture.

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. 

Probably one of my favorite things to create is handmade chain- and the chain in Sterling Spiculum is no exception. For this art jewelry necklace, I decided the beautiful cabochon needed a unique yet minimal chain. Each link is hand forged and fused, then twisted and warped into shape. No two links are identical, of course, right down to the hand forged incorporated clasp.

I hope you enjoy Sterling Spiculum.

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