Jewel Beetle Necklace

By Genevieve Flynn Studio, Genevieve Flynn

$3,200.00

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A single loop in loop, fine silver, fused and woven chain, approximately 18” in length, with 18kyg forged hooks holds a one of a kind pendant. This pendant has an 18k yg cold forged branch at the top of a triangular shaped cabochon of rutilated quartz. The bezel holding the rutilated quartz stone has an open back allowing the wearer to see completely through the clear quartz. A repoussé Jewel Beetle hangs from its 18k yg antennae. The beetle was created using chasing and repousse which creates the three dimensionality of the body. The wings are embellished with 24k yellow gold leafing sealed with water based, acrylic sealant.

Metal/precious (Fine silver, Argentium silver, 24k yg leaf, 18k yg, rutiliated quartz)

20 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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