Large Bird Nest Necklace
The Large Bird Nest Necklace by Karen Balliet is inspired by nature, specifically by a bird from Africa, the Masked African Weaver. The Nest, representative of the female strength of nurturing and motherhood, is made of sterling silver and an easy choice to wear every day. This necklaces hangs on soft slate grey colored leather, that you can tie at any length for you ideal look. The necklace measures 34" in length with the pendant hanging down 2".
"The male Masked African Weaver begins his nest using a single blade of grass looped to a tree branch. With his beak and feet, he weaves around the blade of grass until he has transformed the ring into a round sphere with a hole for the entrance. After the male builds the nest, the female inspects it. If she is not satisfied with the quality, he must begin again."
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
As a therapist and mother of two children, sculpting with copper started as a meditative hobby that brought balance to my work. Over time I began making my own jewelry because I couldn’t find designs that represented who I was.
I enjoy learning about silver, copper, gold and their chemical reactions to sulfur, acid, heat, and binding agents. Being a self-taught artist lends a freedom of process that shapes my pieces. Discovering unique forms, textures and patinas through experimentation will always be thrilling and holds endless possibilities.
My designs balance contemporary and minimalist influences with an organic essence. Some of my forms, the Egg and the Bird’s Nest, are inspired by the female. Wearing these shapes, made of metals from the earth, is a celebration of strength shared by women. The therapist in me hopes my pieces empower the wearer.
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