Om Happiness – Bronze Pendant

Om Happiness – Bronze Pendant

Symbol of the Sound of All Creation – the Vibration that Creates the Universe – OM.

Polished bronze pendant.

5/8″ diameter.

Om Happiness – Bronze Pendant

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Bronze Lotus Flower Bead Pendant

Bronze Lotus Bead Pendant

This little lotus flower bead is sweet! Simple lines of the lotus flower are accented by blackened bronze.

May be worn alone as a pendant or on a string of beads.

A wonderful gift for your favorite yogi or flower lover!

3/4″ diameter and 1/4″ deep. Shown on an omega necklace (necklace not included).

Bronze Lotus Bead Pendant

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Double Reticulated Silver Necklace


Double Reticulated Silver Necklace

This necklace is made from hollow forms, one of reticulated silver and the other of brushed silver. Juxtaposing textures create balance.

The pieces may be worn together or separately. The reticulated piece is about 2 inches long by about 3/4″ wide and the smooth piece is about 1 3/4″ long by 1/2″ wide. Both are about a quarter inch deep.

Signed. Completely hand-crafted. One-of-a-kind.

Double Reticulated Silver Necklace

Highly Polished Silver Anticlastic Bracelet

Highly Polished Silver Anticlastic Bracelet

Super smooth bracelet is entirely hand-crafted. Polished to a high shine, it sits low and comfortable on the the wrist. The edge of the bracelet curves tightly in on itself, creating a small opening and an interesting focal point.

Simple elegant line. Clean and organic.

Hand-hammered. Signed. No two bracelets of this style are exactly alike.

Highly Polished Silver Anticlastic Bracelet

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Silver Turtle Comes Back

Silver Turtle Comes Back

Little turtle pendant is back!!

Turtle has a loop for the necklace strand behind its head. The shell is slightly domed. Very sweet!

Turtle has meaning in many cultures – it can represent Mother Earth, motherhood and creativity. Turtle lives a long time and is protected by its shell, so it also represents longevity and innocence. Spiral is found everywhere in nature – even our galaxy is a spiral! It is the cosmic force of life, or a representation of nature’s cycles.

7/8 inches across, 1 1/4 inches long. Sterling silver.

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Silver Turtle Comes Back

Sun and Moon Meet Triple Goddess Earrings

Sun and Moon Meet Triple Goddess Earrings

Warm copper and cool silver combine to embrace three turquoise stones in each earring. Variations in the surface of the metal catch light softly for a delicate face-brightening shimmer.

Playful design. Gorgeous!

Hand-hammered married metals earrings. Two inches long, about half an inch wide. No two earrings are alike. Singed on the back.

Sun and Moon Meet Triple Goddess Earrings

Open Lotus Hanging Earrings

Open Lotus Hanging Earrings

Sterling silver hanging lotus earrings are dramatic and unique. Lovely! Bohemian! Fun!

A wonderful gift for yourself or a friend.

Lotus flower earrings revisited. New pics by Holly.

One inch diameter. Substantial yet lightweight! Wires are silver.

Part of the Zen Collection.

Open Lotus Hanging Earrings

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Silver Open Lotus Pendant

Silver Open Lotus Pendant

New view of my silver open lotus pendant, part of my Zen Collection. Holly was inspired to update the photos.

A perfect gift for your favorite yoga or flower lover!

This pendant is approximately one inch in diameter – sterling silver.

Silver Open Lotus Pendant

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Topaz Tao Pendant – Blue Skies!

Topaz Tao Pendant – Blue Skies!

Gorgeous faceted topaz set in brushed silver. Lovely! Hand-crafted, hollow form shadowbox design.

This piece may be worn alone as a pendant or with beads.

Blue Topaz is connected to the planets Jupiter and Uranus and is supposedly a soothing and clarifying stone for people under the sun signs Sagittarius and Aquarius. Being blue, it helps to calm the mind and is useful in clear communication.

5/8″ in diameter 1/4″ deep. Signed. One-of-a-kind.

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Topaz Tao Pendant – Blue Skies!

Summer News! Recognition in National Competition

Silver Jewelry Designer Honored in National Competition 

Phoenix, Arizona – August 14, 2012 – Local jewelry designer Matagi Sorensen was recently honored as a Top 5 Finalist in a national competition for emerging jewelry designers. The Halstead Grant program, sponsored by jewelry supply wholesaler Halstead Bead Inc., awards cash grants and valuable business plan assistance to jewelry entrepreneurs.

Inspired by nature and the diverse geology of Northern Arizona, Matagi’s jewelry has an intuitive, organic feel and quality. He juxtaposes classic Native American techniques, such as shadow box design, with modern form to create elegant, high-end, hand-crafted silver jewelry that may be worn from the most casual to the most upscale settings.

Upon learning he was honored as a Halstead Grant program Top 5 finalist, Matagi said, “I love being an artist, there is nothing else I would be happy doing. It’s really encouraging to be recognized in this way!”

Liking the practicality of portable art, Sorensen began designing jewelry in college, and was hooked when his work started selling during his first semester as a metalsmith student. Since then, his work has been in several juried shows, including the Southwest Indian Arts Fair; he was awarded the Whiteman Family Endowment for the Arts Scholarship; and his work has been featured in magazines, the most recent a bracelet chosen by the Society of North American Goldsmiths for a full-page ad in South Scottsdale Magazine.

Matagi’s work can be found in art galleries in the southwest and throughout the country as well as online at his blog, Sorensen Silver Fine Art or his online shop, Matagi Fine Art. Retail prices for sterling and fine silver items range from $28 to $2500.00.

Sorensen was chosen as a finalist out of a highly competitive field of submissions from designers all over the United States. “Matagi’s line consists of beautifully crafted pieces of fine jewelry that blend traditional Southwestern jewelry elements with a new contemporary aesthetic” said competition judge Hilary Scott.

Entrants in the competition were required to submit a jewelry portfolio and business plan details. The program is designed to support the dreams of talented jewelry artisans and encourage sound business practices as they build their small businesses. Detailed results and more information on the award are available at www.HalsteadBead.com/Grant.