Years ago I began experimenting with recycled aircraft aluminum as an alternative to the then record high sterling silver prices. What resulted was several created processes like this one that create a high shine, lightweight, never tarnishing silver look that’s also hypoallergenic. In short, although extremely difficult to work with and highly unforgiving, aluminum makes for a fantastic jewelry medium.
This piece features a slab of recycled aircraft aluminum that has been be browned, a process I invented during my years of experimentation. Additionally this necklace features piece of natural hematite that shows crystalline like lines, braced with a brass cross that allows the piece to be worn in reverse as well.
Shown on a 30” brass chain, a 24” adjustable saddle leather cord may be substituted upon request.
Measures 1 5/8” wide, 2 3/4” long including the bail.