Brushed Silver and White Pearl Teardrop Earrings

pearl tear earringBrushed Silver and White Pearl Teardrop Earrings

Hand-crafted hollow form earrings of brushed silver are reminiscent of a lotus petal. A pearl nestles gently on the inner opening of each earring.

Stunning! These work well in formal and casual settings.

Each earring is one-of-a-kind. Approximately 1 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inches wide, about 1/8 inch deep. Earring wire is sterling silver. Signed on the back.

Brushed Silver and White Pearl Teardrop Earrings

Brushed Silver Shadowbox Pendant with Blue Enamel

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Traditional Native American shadowbox design with a twist.

Hand-crafted hollow form brushed silver sets off glossy sky blue enamel. Holes along the side of the pendant allow the necklace to show through the actual pendant.

A one-of-a-kind modern, playful piece!

Approximately 2.5″ long by .75″ wide, .25″ deep. Shown here with a 16″ 7-strand silver omega necklace (a separate item form the pendant). Hand-signed on the back by Matagi Sorensen.

Brushed Silver Shadowbox Pendant with Blue Enamel

2013 in review – Thanks for a Great Year!

ring (c) Holly Troy2013 was a great year. I had some evolutionary leaps in my creative process and am excited to see where next year takes me.

I also had some firsts last year. I showed at The Heard Museum in Phoenix, the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City, and at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles. All of the shows were juried.

reticulated AAA.300dpi.sorensen copy.htrAt the Prescott Art Museum Indian Market my Hollow Form Reticulated Silver Necklace won an award in the jewelry category.

I also proudly donated a piece for the 18th Annual Night for life Gala, a fundraising event for the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS.

One of the most exciting things for me was traveling to Holland and speaking at the Netherlands Association for North American Indians (NANAI) 40th Anniversary Celebration. I spoke about my life and work, Yavapai-Apache history, and gave a metals demonstration.

In 2010, Leo Van Kints of President of NANAI and Jan Ketelaars, Dutch film maker, came to the United States to make a documentary film called On the Same Ground about modern North American Indians. They spent four days filming and interviewing my family and me in northern Arizona. Parts of the film where I was featured were finished this year, and it looks like they are intending to finish interviewing and editing in 2014.

silver lace cuff.AMy work continues to evolve. I am looking forward to showing in more places in 2014, meeting more people, and of course, expanding my repertoire of jewelry and printmaking.

Looking forward to seeing you in the year to come!

Happy New Year! All the best for health, love, abundance, creativity, and happiness!

Thank you for reading.

Matagi and Seraphina (c) 2013Matagi (and Seraphina)

 

 

 

 

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Mokume Hollow Form Pendant – Arrow

mokume arrowMokume Hollow Form Pendant – Arrow

Hand-crafted silver and copper mokume is cradled by brushed silver in this hollow form pendant. Organic shapes create a unique, one-kind-only piece. Over time, the copper will deepen in color, making this an ever-changing pendant.

Approximately three inches long, about an inch wide, and a quarter-inch deep. Signed on the back. Shown here with a seven-strand silver omega necklace. Signed on the back.

Mokume Hollow Form Pendant – Arrow

Lotus Seed Pendant with Pearls

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Lotus Seed Pendant with Pearls

Polished silver shadowbox lotus seed pendant houses five pearls of different sizes at different depths, taking the organic beauty of this style one step further.

A new classic!

Approximately one inch diameter, one quarter inch deep. Hollow form, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind. Signed on the back. Shown with a sixteen inch silver omega (recommended). Matagi Sorensen signature design.

Lotus Seed Pendant with Pearls

Triple Goddess Pendant with Two Lines

triple goddess w dble lineTriple Goddess Pendant with Two Lines

This brushed silver hollow form pendant with three turquoise stones and two lines that open to a shadowbox is clean and modern. A classic southwestern combination of materials with contemporary execution.

A simple, beautiful, piece.

Approximately two inches long by a half inch wide and a quarter inch deep. Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind. A signature Matagi Sorensen design. Shown here with a seven-strand, sixteen inch omega necklace. Hand-signed.

Triple Goddess Pendant with Two Lines

Less is More – Open Hollow Pendant

hollow hollow pendant.ALess is More – Open Hollow Pendant

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

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