Silver Pendant With a Dark Twist
A sterling silver pendant deeply textured and full of dark meaning. Blackened with a matte finish which has then been taken back to highlight the texture. It is hand-forged from one piece of silver, and as a result, it is a twisting design like the guitar playing that inspired it. I never make the same thing twice consequently this silver pendant is a one-off piece. This sculptural pendant hangs from a matching curb chain.
Inspired by Music and Synaesthesia
I am synaesthetic which is a neurological trait where the senses cross. Therefore I have a strong visual impression of shape, colour, movement and sometimes texture when I hear music. This pendant is inspired by what I see when I listen to music. As a result, the shapes in this silver pendant are little snippets of electric guitar music made visible by my synaesthesia. Hence this pendant twists like crackled and distorted electric guitar playing. If you want to know more about my synaesthesia and how the Guitar Distortion Series of jewellery came about, read this: How Vivid Synaesthesia and Muse Live Briefly Disintegrated My Conscious Mind.
The guitarist that inspired it all is Matt Bellamy of British rock band Muse for more about how he inspired this pendant read this: When I Listen To Matt Bellamy’s Swirling Guitar Playing My Forged Silver Jewellery Takes On Its Metaphysical Shape.
The sterling silver I used to make this pendant is recycled from old and broken silverware and cutlery. Consequently, I can eliminate the need for newly mined silver in my work. I melted a piece of old silverware down. Then I hand forged the resulting ingot of molten silver into this carefully crafted pendant.
Who Is This Pendant For?
This pendant is for a woman who wants bold lines without big jewellery — a woman wanting to feel anchored in her style. An adventurous heart who chooses her individual path and opens her own doors and as a result she wants to show her individuality with the jewellery she wears. An open, honest, creative and resourceful woman with a curiosity that leads her forwards in everything she does.
- Sterling silver pendant and chain
- One-off piece
- Pendant W-15mm L-44mm D-8mm
- Chain W-1.8mm L-420mm (16.5in)
- Blacksilver matte finish
- Comes to you protected by a sturdy branded box