Here’s a new piece by Jonna Faulkner. This copper Treasure Necklace is all about creating interesting elements, links and clasps in a cohesive way. Virtually all of the links were designed and fabricated by Jonna using copper clay, although the piece does incorporate both purchased chain of various types and found objects, like the scrimshaw sailing ship.
Jonna will be teaching the techniques needed to create a necklace like this in an upcoming class. Techniques include conditioning the clay, building hollow forms, layering, firing, finishing, riveting, assembling the items in the chain and pearl setting.
I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this here, but one of the things I love most about dropping in on Jonna’s classes is that every student is encouraged to (and succeeds in) incorporating their own design and elements into the pieces they create.
You can click here for more information about this class and others.