mira handed me an old african necklace, she loved very much, when we met at one of my shows in NYC.
she had that necklace for over 20 years, but never wore it because it just wasn't exactly matching her individual style.
she was imagining something very extraordinary .... i got the inspiration right away and handsculpted large beads in silver bronze reflecting the aftrican spirit of the piece.
i layered the most significant parts of the old necklace showing their individaul beauty , but still combined in one new creation.
i sculpted the earrings in half barrels with the same african motiv on them.from the beads i had left i designed a wrap around bracelet that could also be worn as a necklace. i added large white turquoise stones to reflect the character and color of the bone beads. a large hand hammered clasp completed the design. mira called me right away when the shipment arrived and told me that she is wearing it already and that its her new favourite piece...