The elegant pieces in this series are crafted from an actual ink pen nib that has been suspended within and over a ring of copper. The pen nibs are buffed down at the end to remove the sharp point, and set to hang and move freely. The copper rings are individually hand-wrought from recycled copper electrical wire. They are cut, formed, soldered, hammered, textured and then polished.
The use of alternative components and re-purposed objects such as a pen nib is my way of challenging the concept of fine jewelry and what are considered proper materials.
The design, materials and processes used are intended to create a contemporary finished piece that has a sense of mystery and antiquity. I invite you to let your imagination run free and create your own story with these unique pieces.
Centerpiece: Approx. 2" tall x 1" wide
Chain: 20" stainless steel