Monday, June 2, 2008

Forged sterling and turquoise Neckpiece

The work of Ronald Hayes Pearson had a profound effect on my work. His work appeared regularly in the books and the craft magazines I read. The first collar I ever forged was directly taken from the demonstration Pearson did in the book Contemporary Jewelry by Philip Morton printed in the late ‘60s.

Here is a neckpiece forge in sterling with a hinged pendant portion mounted with a turquoise cabochon. The use of circles is often seen in my work. It is very satisfying to play with their placement to create designs that appeal to me.

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