Black and Silver Oval Drop Earrings
Oxidized and polished to a shiny black finish, convex nickel ovals flutter beneath tapering sterling silver stems backed by hardened loops of ear wire: two streamlined and sculptural forms that, despite their differences, play together nicely.
About Bart Arnold
His jewelry pieces are formed exclusively by hand using sheet metal and wire: sterling silver, nickel silver, copper and 14K gold.
He creates volume by soldering, bending, folding, forging and by the ancient technique of repurpose which involves hammering the work from both sides while it is attached to heat-softened “pitch.” This enables him to push and pull flat metals into voluminous shapes. The pieces are finished by filing smooth, sanding and brushing or polishing. Color contrasts are introduced through heat oxidation.