Brushed Silver and Pearl Necklace – Prizewinning Piece at Eiteljorg

Brushed Silver and Pearl Necklace – 2nd Place for Contemporary Native American Jewelry

I am thrilled that this piece won second place in the Contemporary Jewelry Division at the Eiteljorg Museum Indian Art Market 2014 in Indianapolis on June 21st. It feels great to be recognized for my work – and inspires me to keep on creating!

Pearl in Copper and Silver Tear Pendant

Pearl in Copper and Silver Tear Pendant

Smooth pearl rests in the soft warm glow of brushed copper backed by brushed silver in this hollow form shadowbox pendant. Classic Native American technique with modern design. As the copper matures, it will deepen in color.

Very feminine.

Hand-drafted, one-of-a-kind. Approximately 1″ in diameter by 1/4″ deep. Signed on the back. Shown here with a 5-strand 18″ omega necklace.

Pearl in Lotus Seed Pod Ring

Pearl in Lotus Seed Pod Ring

A pearl nestles in on of the lotus seed openings in this hand-carved silver ring. The silver reflects light like liquid, as its carved surface is not entirely flat, but rather filled with subtle organic curves. Modern shadowbox.

Seeds represent promise, potential, and growth. This ring is a sweet reminder of the possibilities we all possess.

Approximately 3/4 inches diameter, 1/4 inch in depth. One-of-a-kind. Signed on the inside of the ring.

Neptune’s Daughter Meets Prometheus

Neptune’s Daughter Meets Prometheus

Two interlocking pieces of fine silver, turquoise, and coral may be worn together or separately in this one-of-a-kind hand-crafted necklace. Beautiful, ocean blue of turquoise meets fiery coral.

I made this piece for the Red Hook Antique Center in the Hudson Valley of New York.

Brushed Copper Top Shadowbox Pendant

Brushed Copper Top Shadowbox Pendant

Brushed copper beautifully accentuates turquoise in the shadowbox pendant. The back and sides of the pendant are silver. The copper will mature over time, becoming richer and further emphasizing the hand-crafted process of this piece.

5/8 inches diameter, 1/4 inch deep. Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind, hollow form. Signed on the back.

Matagi Sorensen is a Yavapai-Apache jewelry designer, silversmith, and printmaker. His work is inspired by the natural world, industrial decay, and yoga. Based in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Verde Valley, his work can be found throughout Arizona, the United States, Europe and on his online shop matagifineart.com. Wholesale enquiries are welcome.

Cupped Copper Top Pendant with Turquoise and Silver

Turquoise and Silver

Vibrant red compliments deep bright blue and cool silver in this hollow form pendant. Polished copper is heated to bring out its deep red, rust and maroon colors.

1/2 inch in diameter, 1/4 inch deep. Entirely hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind. Signed on the back.

Matagi Sorensen is a Yavapai-Apache jewelry designer, silversmith, and printmaker. His work is inspired by the natural world, industrial decay, and yoga. Based in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Verde Valley, his work can be found throughout Arizona, the United States, Europe and on his online shop matagifineart.com. Wholesale enquiries are welcome.

Polished Cupped Copper and Silver Pendant

Polished Cupped Copper and Silver Pendant

Hollow form pendant of polished fine silver and copper. The copper is heated, bringing out a rich deep red tone. The top of the pendant is a concave bowl shape.

This pendant looks good worn on its own, or with other pieces.

5/8 inch diameter, 1/4 inch deep. Hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind. Signed on the back.

Matagi Sorensen is a Yavapai-Apache jewelry designer, silversmith, and printmaker. His work is inspired by the natural world, industrial decay, and yoga. Based in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Verde Valley, his work can be found throughout Arizona, the United States, Europe and on his online shop matagifineart.com. Wholesale enquiries are welcome.

Tapered Lace Silver Ring

Tapered Lace Silver Ring

Hand-carved sterling silver “lace” ring – inspired by the beauty of cactus skeletons. Signature-style.

Modern, light, elegant.

One-of-a-kind. Signed on the inside. Bevelled for comfort fit.

Matagi Sorensen is a Yavapai-Apache jewelry designer, silversmith, and printmaker. His work is inspired by the natural world, industrial decay, and yoga. Based in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Verde Valley, his work can be found throughout Arizona, the United States, Europe and on his online shop matagifineart.com. Wholesale enquiries are welcome.

Round Turquoise Shadowbox Tao Pendant

Round Turquoise Shadowbox Tao Pendant

Turquoise and silver combine to make this shadowbox pendant. The piece is a hollow form, shown here with a black omega necklace running through it. Simple, fun.

Very basic and modern. Stands out without being complicated.

5/8 inch diameter, approximately 1/4 inch deep. Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind. Signed.

Matagi Sorensen is a Yavapai-Apache jewelry designer, silversmith, and printmaker. His work is inspired by the natural world, industrial decay, and yoga. Based in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Verde Valley, his work can be found throughout Arizona, the United States, Europe and on his online shop matagifineart.com. Wholesale enquiries are welcome.

Brushed Copper and Silver Shadowbox Pendant

Brushed Copper and Silver Shadowbox Pendant

This elegant pendant of brushed copper and brushed silver is understated and simple. Very clean and modern hollow form shadowbox.

May be worn alone or with other pieces.

5/8 inch diameter, 1/4 inch deep, entirely hand0crafted. One-of-a-kind. Signed.

Matagi Sorensen is a Yavapai-Apache jewelry designer, silversmith, and printmaker. His work is inspired by the natural world, industrial decay, and yoga. Based in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Verde Valley, his work can be found throughout Arizona, the United States, Europe and on his online shop matagifineart.com. Wholesale enquiries are welcome.

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