Inheritance


Inheritance
Necklace, 2020.
Tiles are about 1" square.
Sterling silver, bronze, enameled steel
Torch fired, lost wax cast, hand fabricated

This nontraditional photo locket features three enameled studies of my grandmother's high school senior photo. She always said she hated her hair in the picture, and I always told her she was wrong. I grew up on her farm, and elements of this piece are designed to be reminiscent of the gold paper tabs that secured the photos in her albums and horse tack, hardware, and insects from the barn and fields.


This piece was featured in Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine and Flux Metal Arts' exhibition, A Woman's Voice: Messages from the Jewel BoxLearn more here.


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