Circular Reasoning

June 24th, 2008

Neck­laces with a round­ness of rhythm are tak­ing shape on the necks of for­ward think­ing fash­ion plates. Notice how these two exam­ples from Brits Sarah Hutchi­son and Chris­tine Kaltoft use pos­i­tive and neg­a­tive space to define the char­ac­ter of each piece. Hutchison’s palette of sil­ver, gold plate and fresh­wa­ter pearls cre­ates a pastel-hued depth-perception that del­i­cately bal­ances dark and light.

Tipped Pearl Pendant

Kaltoft envi­sioned this one of a kind neck­lace from the move­ment of birds,
“My cur­rent col­lec­tion is based on a series of sketches I made of birds as they strut­ted, pecked, flapped and preened. My aim was to cap­ture their light­ness, ele­gant vol­umes, move­ment and essen­tial birdi­ness. Some of this col­lec­tion was also inspired by a bat­tery hen res­cue I helped with. The scared, flap­ping mass of crea­tures grad­u­ally revealed them­selves to be spir­ited, curi­ous indi­vid­u­als, eager to start car­ry­ing out nor­mal chicken behav­iours in their new retire­ment homes. These pieces reflect themes of con­tain­ment and release.”

One-off sterling silver and 18ct gold necklace. Similar in silver and/or 18ct gold.

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