Sunday, May 31, 2009

Jewelry designs

Today I thought I'd post a couple different designs from my Spacewreck Collection of jewelry. The collection is a marriage of themes, combining the look of artifacts recovered from historical shipwrecks with the hard, cold style of futuristic cinema. The pieces are cut from sheet copper, etched, oxidized, patinated, drilled, riveted and sealed; they hang from oxidized sterling silver chains.
There are endless possibilities with this collection which I look forward to exploring for a long time.This is "Celtic Spacewreck Necklace", a fitting amulet for any celestial Celt.
I want to buy a larger punch and die set so I don't have to cut the discs by hand - faster and neater. The center one here is punched and the outer is hand cut. They're cold-connected with a copper rivet.

This is "Fleur-del-lis Spacewreck Necklace". Laissez les bons temps rouler, even in the depths of sea and space. Sometimes I like to add a couple matching accent beads on the chain to bring out the tones of the patina. Sections are cold-connected with 4 copper rivets.


UniqueNurseGranny said...

Love the work.I tried hard to decide which was my favorite but never could.
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Jen said...

Thank you very much! :-)