This sketch depicts a large pendant in 18k gold with inlaid American walnut, orange spessartite garnet, rubellites and peridot. The “First Piece” defines a collection. It’s the couture of a series, a seed from which smaller simpler pieces will grow.
The beach is punctuated by a trail of tumbled, colorful pebbles, left by the constant rhythm of the lake's waves. Some days these stones are barely larger than sand, and other days they are large and plentiful, the size of olives, cherries and apricots. Everyday, mixed with the little rocks, are pieces of tumbled glass.