We are all in this together ...apart.
We are staying home to protect those at risk which for many of us means we are staying apart from loved ones. We are realizing the beauty in a simpler way of life and the importance of family, bringing us back to when we sat together around the dining room table and played board games and made jigsaw puzzles. This was my inspiration for these pieces. Each one-of-a-kind puzzle piece is hand sawn from a large "firepainted" puzzle so can be worn apart but when we are back together again they adjoin perfectly.
"Though we must be apart, like pieces of a puzzle we fit together. And we will fit together again."
One puzzle piece per necklace. Each are individually hand sanded and lacquered and suspend from a sterling silver box chain darkened with a patina. No two will ever be the same.
Please Note: As each are hand sawn from a large "firepainted" puzzle, adjoining pieces will need to be purchased at the same time. Simply choose your quantity from the drop down menu. When ordering 2 to 3 necklaces at one time your pieces will have the ability to adjoin together with each other. Over 3 please indicate in notes at checkout the number of pieces in your groupings (examples: Order of 4: 4 connecting, or 2 and 2; Order of 5: 5 connecting, or 3 and 2.) Also please indicate chain length preferences and how many of each. 16" and 18" chains available.
I use a torch on copper sheet in an 11 step hot and cold process to obtain vibrant colors. No chemicals or dyes are used. The copper is the canvas, while the torch and flame are the brush and paint, creating the glorious patterns and luminous hues on each hand cut shape. Each one is a surprise as I "fire-paint" until I see something magical happening. I then hand cut my designs with a jeweler's saw. Each piece is individually hand brushed with a top grade permanent gloss lacquer therefore please only use water to clean both the pendant and the darkened chain.