Bark Necklace

For this project I wanted to take objects from nature that would otherwise be deemed “ordinary” and elevate their value by creating settings for them in fine jewelry. I am forever fascinated by nature and the magic it holds and I wanted to bring that magic to wearable objects so the person wearing it can carry it with them. This piece is made out of sterling silver and the settings are holding pieces of bark. This piece is a collaboration between the silver and the natural object and the style of the settings, jump rings, and clasps are directly informed by the shapes of the bark pieces I used.