I had fun making these rings! They are entirely hand-fabricated of brushed fine silver using an overlay technique.
The symbols were given to me by the couple who commissioned the rings.
These earrings are made of hand-hammered fine silver and onyx. Brushed silver softly picks up light.
Simple. Beautiful. An instant classic!
No two earrings are exactly alike. Completely hand-fabricated (made by hand). One inch diameter. Earring hooks are silver. Signed on the back.
Onyx Moon Shield Earrings
This piece is made of hand-hammered brushed copper and brushed silver. The metals pick up light with a soft glow. The design on this piece reminds me of the southwestern mountain landscape where I grew up.
The clip is 1 1/2 inches long by 1/4 inch wide. Signed on the back.
Married Metals Tie Clip
These cufflinks are a shadowbox hollow form made of fine silver and copper. Brushed silver has a subtle sheen that picks up the warmth of the copper. Hand-hammereing allows for evidence of the process in making these.
Traditionally, shadowbox jewelry is made with stones like turquoise. Here, I’ve used hammered married metals as the the centerpiece to the shadowbox rather than stones.
Hand-fabricated (made by hand). Due to the nature of the process, no two pieces are alike.
Married Metals Cufflinks
I am so excited! Dana Singer, the Executive Director of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), just informed me that she liked my work so much that she used my gold and silver cocktail bracelet for a full page ad in South Scottsdale Magazine for the SNAG Trunk Show that I will be in at the end of May!
The ad is on page 9!
Here is info for the trunk show:
2nd Annual Society of North American Goldsmith’s Trunk Show
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 12:30-2:30pm
Entirely hand-fabricated (made by hand), hammered, copper and silver married metals earrings with turquoise.
Hatha is sanskrit for Sun and Moon. In these earrings, Sun is represented by copper and Moon by silver. Two turquoise pieces represent balanced energy. Turquoise may also represent the sky and in the Hindu chakra system, it is the color of the Vishudda or throat chakra. Throat chakra represents Divine Will and communication.
These photos were took before the earring wires were put on to make them dangling earrings. Wires are silver. The earrings are approximately 1 3/4″ long by 1/2″ wide. Signed on the back. Entirely hand-made. No two earrings are alike.
Sun and Moon find Balance – Married Metals Earrings
Hand-carved lotus seed pendant with an amethyst tucked inside. Hollow form allows light to pass through, illuminating the gem inside.
This pendant is one-of-a-kind. 13/16″ diameter, 3/8″ deep. Hollow form. Signed “Matagi Sorensen” on the side.
Lotus Seed Pendant with Amethyst
This anticlastic cuff is made of fine silver. Rather than closing the bracelet for a rounded hollow form, I have left it open so that the inside of the bracelet is visible. The opening is about an inch wide and is highly polished, contrasting with the outer edge of the cuff, which is brushed silver.
A simple, bold piece. Fits medium to small wrists. Signed.
Hand-fabricated (made by hand), one-of-a-kind.
Anticlastic Cuff – Fine Silver
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The amethyst in this pendant is a clear and very vivid violet.
Metaphysically, amethyst is used to strengthen intuition, prophetic dreaming, and is supposed to relieve headaches.
This pendant is hand-carved silver, and one-of-a kind. A beauty!
1 1/4 inches diameter. Signed on the back.
Amethyst and Silver Crescent Moon