Brooklyn jewelry maker Christine MacKellar calls her work “contemporary organic.” Her inspiration is nature, but she’s not interested in “literal representations.”
She combines the different alloys for their color values, and she textures the surface using hammers, engraving tools and the rolling mill. She then forms the bimetal using anticlastic techniques, combining traditional metal working and stone setting to create striking, one-of-a-kind pieces.
Dappled Flower Gorgeous pin/pendant made from oxidised sterling silver with fused 22kt and 18kt gold. Set with a faceted tourmalated quartz.
Driftwood Star. Sterling 18kt, and 22kt bimetal with mediterranean red coral and tahitian pearl. Pendant or pin with a double stainless steel pin back for greater stability
Jurmala drawings. A large scale free form necklace composed from oxidised sterling silver with white fresh water white “ming” pearls
Maelstrom. A lively pin / pendant with labradorite set within a swirl of oxidised sterling and 18kt gold with fused 18kt and 22kt details.
Modern Etruscan earrings. Oxidised sterling hoop with 24kt and 18kt gold with tahitian pearls. 1.25″ long
Hortensia blossom. A dramatic large blossom with 24 kt detail and moonstones set in 18kt gold. On a 15 strand sterling cable.
Winter Forrest pin. An anticlastic pin of sterling silver framed in 18kt bimetal with a tahitian pearl. This piece has a double pin back for greater stability
Fallen blossom. Delicate pendant of 18kt green and white gold with oxidised sterling silver, set with .01ct diamond and a moonstone
To learn more about Christine and see her amazing creations, visit her site.