Video of Antje

In this video Antje is talking about her art: Bronze sculptures and pendants, Foldform jewelry and sculpture, outdoor sculptures and the connection to the heart and her other passion; Massage Therapy.

New Ariadne Earrings

I had a great time trying  out a few different variations on a theme.  The end result…. I like them all.  They are great to put on and wear.  I have gotten so many compliments.  They really get noticed.  The next step is to make one in gold.  Which one should I start with?

Variations on a theme.  3 Versions of the new earring design "Ariadne"

Variations on a theme. 3 Versions of the new earring design “Ariadne”

Ariadne #1.  The widest part is at the beginning

Ariadne #1. The widest part is at the beginning

Ariadne #2.  the widest part is in the middle

Ariadne #2. the widest part is in the middle

Ariadne #3. The widest part is at the end.

Ariadne #3. The widest part is at the end.

Foldform Jewelry and Sculpture

Foldformed Jewelry

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

A selection of Foldform jewelry and sculptures:

Video about me and my work

Here is a video about me and my work, connecting my artistic- and body-work through the heart.  This was made by Bill Anderson:  http://www.camdenpost.com/phenomenaltouch.html

Jewelry- forged pendants

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

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

forged copper pendant

all pieces are about 40cm long- about 1.5'

all pieces are about 40cm long- about 1.5'

this piece has a green patina

this piece has a green patina

different cords can be chosen for each piece

different cords can be chosen for each piece

rustic, simple yet elegant

rustic, simple yet elegant

like a favorite tool

like a favorite tool

this piece is 50cm/ 2' tall

this piece is 50cm/ 2' tall

3 different sizes, from 34-48cm.  Showing different cords

3 different sizes, from 34-48cm. Showing different cords