Friday, September 3, 2010

Spiral Brooch

I've recently discovered the work of metalsmith Andy Cooperman and loved his style which seems a combination of art nouveau, organic textures and engineering connections. While looking at his gallery I decided to make a broach.
You can view his work here

Making pins is such a useful way for me to try out some of my new weaves without having to worry about the precision and commitment required for trinket boxes


  1. Mary, This is beautiful piece. The coil encircles the stone with such grace. What kind of beads do you use? I looked through Andy Cooperman's gallery. He is very talented they way he sculpts his metals His work is very art nouveau but maybe a little too industrial for my personal taste. Happy you are back creating pieces that give you positive energy. Christine

  2. Wow...amazing!! pretty work..perfect finish!