The elegant pieces in this series are crafted from an actual ink pen nib that has been suspended within and over a ring of sterling silver. The pen nibs are buffed down at the end to remove the sharp point, and set to hang and move freely. The silver rings are individually hand-wrought from recycled sterling silver 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" sterling silver