Thursday, March 5, 2009

Torso and Torture


This is my first small series of tribal inspired adornments for SCJ. They include a pendant necklace and earrings (Torso), and a focal bead necklace (Torture).

About the pieces...
Torso is a pendant necklace/earring grouping created by me that is composed of sterling silver chain and components. I completely oxidized the sterling silver to a black hue and sealed the patina. The pendant/charm pieces are composed of brass plated aluminum. The construction of the design is clean simple and minimal with all of the impact focused on the vintage findings. Torso(necklace) falls gracefully just below the hollow of the neckline. The earrings are 2 inches total in length and frames the face, beautifully.
Torture is a double stranded creation of oxidized sterling silver. I used the same technique as with the Torso pieces to create this necklace. It has the same sophistication and ethnic feel to it and as with Torso, it's form suggests it's name.

The history...
A gaudier necklace from my mother's jewelery box become reinvented as tribal inspired adornments. These jewelry pieces are reminiscent of ancient civilization.

Available at 1000Markets, Ecrater and *Etsy.
*please not that the Torso earrings are exclusive to my Etsy shop.

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