T-bar Silver Necklace
This T-bar Silver Necklace is unique. The hand-hammered sculptural swirls give it a complex and visually satisfying look. The whole necklace has been blackened then given a burnish polished finish to highlight the beautiful surface texture. I have hand forged it from one piece of recycled silver, and as a result, it is a twisting design like the guitar playing that inspired it. This t-bar silver necklace hangs from a trace chain with an easy to do up T-clasp. As a finishing touch, there is a grass green agate cabochon added as a detail near the clasp.
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 t-bar silver necklace is inspired by what I see when I listen to the guitar playing of Matt Bellamy from Muse. As a result, the shapes in this silver necklace are little snippets of electric guitar music made visible by my synaesthesia. Hence this t-bar necklace twists like crackled and distorted electric guitar playing. There’s more about what inspires my jewellery and how I make it in these articles from my blog.
I recycle the silver I have used in this t-bar silver necklace 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 t-bar silver necklace.
Who Is This T-bar Silver Necklace For?
This necklace is for a woman who anchors her style with key loved pieces. She looks for the unusual and shows her individuality with the jewellery she wears. She looks for good quality and design in the jewellery, clothes and accessories that make up her style.
- Sterling silver necklace and chain with t-bar clasp and agate cabouchon detail
- One-off piece
- Full UK Hallmark
- Pendant W-25mm L-35mm D-20mm
- Chain W-3mm trace chain L-430mm (17in)
- Blacksilver burnished finish
- Comes to you protected by a sturdy branded box