This is part of a jewelry collection I created in the early 1990 in the technique of anticlastic raising. I discovered that I can create the same shapes with foldforming and have resurrected the collection. Since one actually forges the shapes with forldforming, a very interesting hammer pattern covers the surface.
All pieces are available in sterling silver or 18kt gold (if not posted ask for the current gold price) Some of the earrings are available in copper with silver wire. All pieces can be purchased directly online through : www.visualartsmaine.com
Here is an entry showing my other line of work- jewelry:
Pendants for Men and Women
I always have been interested in creating jewelry that can be also worn by men. Here is an attempt to create pendants that speak to the raw, unrefined, pure and adventurous spirit of both men and women.
Forging is the oldest form of metalsmithing. In ancient times after the metal had been purified and molten it had to be forged into usable shapes like wire or sheets that then could get more refined into the creation the metalsmith would work on. But the very first step was the forging. These pendants are all made out of copper square or round stock and forged into different shapes just with a hammer on an anvil. I use an old railroad track as my anvil. No two pendants will be the same. They might remind one of an old, favorite, well worn tool used in farming or boat building.
forged copper pendant
all pieces are about 40cm long- about 1.5'
this piece has a green patina
different cords can be chosen for each piece
rustic, simple yet elegant
like a favorite tool
this piece is 50cm/ 2' tall
3 different sizes, from 34-48cm. Showing different cords