Hemiptera Pendant with Blue Topaz

By Genevieve Flynn Studio, Genevieve Flynn



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An ancient technique called chased and repoussé creates this often-seen bug called Hemiptera, or Stink Bug/Shield Bug. The repoussé process raises and creates the wings and body of the fine silver Hemiptera. A lined texture enhances the wings. The insect is suspended from a 4mm blue topaz set in an 18k yg handmade bezel, attached to a hand forged silver branch with an 18” sterling silver cable chain.

Metal/precious (Fine silver, Argentium silver, blue topaz)

1.75 x 1 inches

About the artist

Award winning silversmith, Genevieve Flynn, has been working in precious metals for 45 years creating hollowware and art jewelry family heirlooms.  Flynn has been invited to create numerous private commissions, including an intricately repoussé hand mirror presented to music industry personality, Paula Abdul and a commemorative 1985 World Series pin for the late Ewing Kauffman, of the Kansas City Royals. During her seven year employment as a bench jeweler she perfected her construction skills and went on to study the repoussé art form working under the Italian master instructor, Fabrizio Acquafresca and Valentin Yotkov, top artists in their field. Genevieve has won many awards including a Saul Bell International Design Award in Hollowware/Art Objects as well as exhibiting her work across the world. As a master chaser and silversmith, Flynn has dedicated a major portion of her career to teaching students the technical intricacies of working with precious metals. ...Read MoreRead Less
Media: Metal/precious
Category: Jewelry

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