The pieces in this series are crafted from an actual ink pen nib that has been suspended within and over a disk of copper sheet. The pen nibs are buffed down at the end to remove the sharp point, and set to hang and move freely. The copper disks are individually hand-wrought from reworked, reclaimed industrial scrap. They are cut, formed, hammered, textured and then polished or patinated with heat or solutions.
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. 2.25".
Chain: approx. 20”