I love working with the techniques involved in hollow-forming. I make my power line pendants by carefully cutting and forging pieces of sterling silver sheet until they fit together perfectly. Step-by- step, I solder the each wall in place, sawing off overlapping edges, filing and sanding them smooth. Constructing a hollow-form allows me to make a silver piece of some size, while keeping it light and comfortable to wear. The industrial, electrical wire design is made using the overlay technique. I use a jeweler's saw to cut the power lines in silver sheet, and then solder the top layer to a silver backing. I oxidize the recessed image, turning it dark grey/black. I give the entire piece a soft matte finish, which better highlights the silhouette design.
It has a built in bail, and it hangs on a 5mm black or brown leather cord, in lengths of 14" - 24". It is finished with handmade end-caps and a hooked toggle clasp.
The Power Lines Necklace was featured in January 2013 edition of Art Jewelry Magazine, on page 33.