Live Demo at Jerome First Saturday Art Walk – October 5th

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Jerome is absolutely spectacular this time of year. The photo below is the view from Jerome as the sun is setting.

Come out and visit me at the beautiful Zen Mountain Gallery. I am honored to be giving live jewelry making demonstrations and to be showing my latest designs. I always love visiting Zen Mountain – it’s a really nice gallery with so much to see.

jerome at sunset

Less is More – Open Hollow Pendant

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Rather than making a shadowbox pendant, I left this piece open. Brushed silver with an open center allows whatever necklace the wearer chooses to show through the piece.

A simple circle is elegant, modern and dramatic.

One inch diameter. Hand-crafted and hand-signed.

Less is More – Open Hollow Pendant

Mokume and Shadowbox Double-Sided Pendant

mokume filligris pendant.4Mokume and Shadowbox Double-Sided Pendant

mokume filligris pendantTwo different styles in one hollow form pendant.

Brushed silver with a hand-cut organic line that opens up to a shadowbox that shows the inner workings of the piece. Like a detail mirroring the mokume on the other side, the shape of the cut out swirls around a circle that opens to another shadowbox with copper inside.

The other side is hand-crafted copper and silver mokume with a contrasting turquoise set in a shadowbox. The color of the copper will deepen over time, making this an evolving piece.

Copper, silver, and turquoise reflect the beauty of the southwest.

Hand-crafted hollow form shadowbox. Approximately 1 inch wide by 1 1/4 inches tall by 1/4 inch deep. One-of-of-a-kind.

Mokume and Shadowbox Double-Sided Pendant

Faceted Smoky Topaz and Brushed Silver Slider Pendant

smoky topaz slider.5Faceted Smoky Topaz and Brushed Silver Slider Pendant

Subtle brushed silver and black shadow offset smoldering soft brown smoky topaz in this simply gorgeous piece.

A perfect addition for transitioning into a fall wardrobe. Purely elegant.

Hand-crafted shadowbox hollow form pendant. One inch diameter, a quarter inch thick. Hand-signed on the back ~ Matagi Sorensen. Shown here with a black 16″ five-strand omega necklace.

Faceted Smoky Topaz and Brushed Silver Slider Pendant

Poppy Jasper and Silver Overlay Shadowbox Pendant

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Poppy Jasper and Silver Overlay Shadowbox Pendant

This hollow form pendant is made of hand-punched fine silver with fine silver overlay and Guadalupe Poppy Jasper.

Poppy Jasper gets it’s name from orbicular patterns resembling poppies. This piece has bursts of golds and green surrounded by reds and deep brown.

Gorgeous, deep color.

Overlay is a traditional Native American technique often found in Hopi and Navajo jewelry designs.

Guadalupe poppy jasper is from New Almaden, California. The mine it comes from is now closed and this variety of poppy jasper is considered extinct. This stone was mined at least 3o years ago. It is a collectible and only exists in private stashes. Very rare.

This piece is 2 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inches wide at the widest point and 1/4 inch deep. Absolutely one-of-kind hollow form piece, from the stone to the cut-out design on the front. Signed on the back ~ Matagi Sorensen.

Poppy Jasper and Silver Overlay Shadowbox Pendant

This piece may be found at Zen Mountain Gallery in Jerome, Arizona.

Azurite and Silver Overlay Shadowbox Pendant

azurite overlay.10Azurite and Silver Overlay Shadowbox Pendant

Bright blue and deep blue tops this polished and matte silver shadowbox overlay hollow form pendant.

Modern feminine smooth line and fluid shape.

Hand-carved silver. One-of-a-kind hand-crafted piece. Approximately 2 1/2 inches long, 3/4 inch wide, 1/4 inch deep. Signed on the back – Matagi Sorensen.

Azurite and Silver Overlay Shadowbox Pendant

Lotus Seed Pendant with Pearl

lotus seed with pearlLotus Seed Pendant with Pearl

A single pearl nestles inside one of the hand-carved openings in this hollow form pendant. Openings reveal the inside of the pendant and the necklace passing through the piece.

Contemporary working of classic Native American shadowbox technique.

Pendant is approximately 3/4 inch diameter by 1/4 inch deep. Polished silver. One-of-a-kind. Signed on the back. Shown with a seven-strand omega necklace.

Lotus Seed Pendant with Pearl

Hand-Hammered Silver Disc Earring with Raw Copper and Garnet

silver disc w copper stripe and garnetHand-Hammered Silver Disc Earring with Raw Copper and Garnet

Hanging silver disc earrings have a deep earthy quality due to the rawness of the hand-texturized process. The metals are left unpolished to further enhance their natural beauty. Over time, the copper will deepen in color. Each earring is one-of-a-kind due to their hand-crafted creation.

Modern, southwestern, elegant.

Approximately one inch diameter. Earring wires are sterling silver. Signed on the back.

Hand-Hammered Silver Disc Earring with Raw Copper and Garnet