These pieces are designed to explore both concept and technique. The jewellery in this section is exhibition work created for specific calls for submission.
Unhinged is a piece about my experiences in Turkey while on vacation. Amidst great beauty I experienced many disasters as a lone traveler. At one point I felt like I was hanging on by a thread and if one more thing went wrong I would fall apart. Unhinged is the manifestation of that feeling. The shape is influenced by Turkish architecture and held together with a ribbon, but pull that cord and the entire piece opens up to reveal a jewel inside.
Unhinged is made from sterling silver, citrine, ribbon, and partially removed 18K gold plating.
Unhinged was created for an exhibition called Quotations held at Zilbershmuck in 2006. I was awarded best Technical Achievement for this submission.