Silver and Slate Split Star

June 2007
Fine silver, slate

This dramatically skewed pendant is made up of two halves that together make up an unusual Star of David. The right half is made of hand-carved slate; the left half is made of a thick piece of fine silver whose surface has been beaten and artificially blackened with patina. Tiny holes have been drilled at the top of each half, and the whole piece is strung on a length of black silk cord.