ALTERNATIVE METALS/ MATERIALS
The predominant material can be any non-traditional metal (not covered in another category, including base metals and reactive metals) or material (including resin, glass, wood, found objects and textiles).
Bee Cave, TX, USA
Artist Statement: My inspiration is moonlight reflecting on water. I love the Alchemy of this piece ... turning black metal into water and light. On the back, a wolf howling at the moon, all coming to life in platinum. The materials: black steel, inlaid platinum, moonstone and diamonds.
"Secret Garden Necklace"
Kathleen Nowak Tucci
Atmore, AL, USA
Artist Statement: Inspired by a dark vine-filled and foliage-filled secret garden with hidden plant and floral shapes. The back of the necklace is the real secret; its knowledge is only available to the wearer of the necklace. Made with recycled motorcycle and bicycle inner tubes and Nespresso coffee capsules.