Anticlastic Loop Earrings
As the width of these loop earrings increases and then diminishes, the edges curl forward as the form bends back. Inspired by nature, this hammered shape is as natural as a blade of grass. Perfectly weighted, the look is elegant, simple, and organic.
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.