Moxy Metals


Found Stem Linkage
December 6, 2009, 4:29 am
Filed under: Student Work | Tags: , , , ,

This linkage was created from an experimental cast of many found oak leaf stems.  Three stems were joined to a casting wax ball and then moulds were created.  After the cast, which was patchy in places due to the thinness of the material, links were closed by soldering three stems together around the proceeding ball.  One link was left open, and acts as the clasp through a tension fit.  Following the polishing and finishing of the linkage I decided to set small freshwater pearls into the end of each leaf stem.  I especially liked the incomplete cast stems, through which the tops of the pearls were visible to the observant wearer.  Otherwise, the pearls are very subtle in the white, fine-silver patina, and could be overlooked.  I like that this linkage has secrets.

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