The pieces in this series are made from an actual antique skeleton paired with a sheet of re-purposed industrial copper. The copper sheet is individually hand cut with a jeweler's saw, then buffed, formed, hammered and textured. They are then polished or treated with solutions, heat and tools to create a unique patina.
The use of industrial metals and alternative components 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.
Components: Antique skeleton key, salvaged and reworked industrial copper sheet, stainless steel chain.
Centerpiece: approx. 3” tall by 1” wide.
Chain: approx. 20”
*These pieces are made with actual vintage objects, not replicas or reproductions*