Brushed Copper Top Shadowbox Pendant

brushed copper bead.2 photo by holly troy for matagi sorensenBrushed Copper Top Shadowbox Pendant

Brushed copper beautifully accentuates turquoise in the shadowbox pendant. The back and sides of the pendant are silver. The copper will mature over time, becoming richer and further emphasizing the hand-crafted process of this piece.

5/8 inches diameter, 1/4 inch deep. Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind, hollow form. Signed on the back.

Brushed Copper Top Shadowbox Pendant

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Pearl in Silver Pendant

pearl.3 photos by Holly Troy for Matagi SorensenPearl in Silver Pendant

White pearl rests in brushed silver. Sleek modern form meets nature, cool silver against the warm glow of pearl.

Hollow form, hand-crafted. Shadowbox design. One-of-a-kind. 5/8 inch diameter, 1/4 inch deep. Signed on the back. Shown here with a 5-strand Omega.

Pearl in Silver Pendant

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Bronze and Silver New Lotus Flower Pendant

bronzelotus photo by holly troy for matagi sorensenBronze and Silver Lotus Flower Pendant

My new lotus flower design is very lively – the petals on the flower are open and inviting.
Eye catching, yet small and light enough to wear during a workout.

This particular pendant is bronze and has a silver backing for those of you who enjoy the color of bronze but have a sensitivity to the metal.

The perfect gift for a yogi, flower lover, or meditator. Another addition to the zen collection.

Approximately 5/8 inch diameter by 1/4 inch deep. Hollow form. Signed.

Shown here with a 5-strand omega.

Bronze and Silver Lotus Flower Pendant

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It’s Cool to go to School

I am featured in an article on Northern Arizona University’s web site. Thanks, NAU!

Matagi Sorensen at work. photo: Holly Troy
Matagi Sorensen at work. photo: Holly Troy

Since I have a degree in art (BFA with a concentration in Metalsmithing) and am making art and jewelry for my living, Northern Arizona University asked if they could write a profile about me for their Difference that Matters page.  They were interested in how I decided to go to NAU and about the Whiteman Scholarship for Fine Art that I received. I was honored and excited, so of course, I said, “yes!”

Last summer, a journalist and student film makers came to the Verde Valley and interviewed me while I worked. Man, it was over 100 degrees on those days—whew—and no air conditioning, but it was fun. We filmed some on Jerome, too (that was before Zen Mountain Gallery began showing my work), since I wanted to show the film makers a view of what used to be Yavapai-Apache land.

Now there is a big picture of me on the top of NAU’s homepage and a link to a pretty nice article called Iron Will and a video about my work and my experience at NAU. It feels kind of weird to be featured like this, but cool, too!

Here’s the video:

All in all, school was a pretty great experience. I am so glad I went—at some point I might even go to grad school. It’s a good time to work hard and get support for your ideas, and be around people who have the same interests. No matter what you’re interested in, college is worth going to—you never know where it will lead.

Thanks, NAU!

Silver, Copper and Turquoise in Balance Pendant

marriedbrusehd.2 photo by holly troy for matagi sorensenSilver, Copper and Turquoise in Balance Pendant

The raw feel of hand-hammered brushed married metals and turquoise make this hollow form pendant look almost solid. AS the copper matures it will turn darker, adding to the raw nature of this piece.

Approximately two inches long by an inch wide, and a quarter inch deep. Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind. Signed on the back.

Silver, Copper and Turquoise in Balance Pendant

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Married Metals Overlay Pendant

married overlay.2 photo by holly troy for matagi sorensenMarried Metals Overlay Pendant

Hand-hammered copper and silver married metals sit atop and are framed by fine silver in this hollow form pendant. The copper will continue to mature and will change as it ages, adding to the raw, natural quality to this pendant.

Beautiful!

This piece is approximately 2″ long by about an inch wide. 1/4 inch deep. Completely hand-fabricated and one-of-a-kind. Hollow form with traditional overlay.

Married Metals Overlay Pendant

Cupped Copper Top Pendant with Turquoise and Silver

concavecopturq.6A photo by holly troy for matagi sorensenCupped Copper Top Pendant with Turquoise and Silver

Vibrant red compliments deep bright blue and cool silver in this hollow form pendant. Polished copper is heated to bring out its deep red, rust and maroon colors.

1/2 inch in diameter, 1/4 inch deep. Entirely hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind. Signed on the back.

Cupped Copper Top Pendant with Turquoise and Silver

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Polished Cupped Copper and Silver Pendant

concavecopper.8 photo by holly troy for matagi sorensenPolished Cupped Copper and Silver Pendant

Hollow form pendant of polished fine silver and copper. The copper is heated, bringing out a rich deep red tone. The top of the pendant is a concave bowl shape.

This pendant looks good worn on its own, or with other pieces.

5/8 inch diameter, 1/4 inch deep. Hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind. Signed on the back.

Polished Cupped Copper and Silver Pendant

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Venus Passing in Front of the Sun

copturq photo by holly troy for matagi sorensenVenus Passing in Front of the Sun

Late last spring, the brightest planet in our solar system, Venus, appeared as a small dot moving across the sun for seven hours. Venus’s transit in front of the sun will not happen again for a little over a hundred years. What a sight!

This hollow form shadowbox pendant is made of turquoise, copper, and fine silver. The copper is heated to create a deep red and gold color, which is set off by the clear blue of turquoise and the cool shine of silver. The traditional shadowbox technique is used in a very modern design.

5/8 inch diameter, 1/4 inch deep. Entirely hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind. Signed.

Venus Passing in Front of the Sun

Brushed Silver and Amethyst Tao Pendant

amethystbrushedb.3 photo by holly troy for matagi sorensenBrushed Silver and Amethyst Tao Pendant (Jewel in the Lotus)

Deep purple faceted amethyst and brushed silver create this hollow form shadowbox pendant. Clean, crisp, and beautiful.

Amethyst is good for intuitive dreams, protection, and for opening the crown chakra. Great for people doing energy healing work.

Hand-crafted. One-of-a-kind. Signed. Approximately 5/8 inch diameter and 1/4 inch deep.

Brushed Silver and Amethyst Tao Pendant (Jewel in the Lotus)

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