Inspired by the seascapes of Renoir and the pared back luminosity of Cy Twombly, this is a large weighty tablet, shaped to resemble a canvas with the edges brought to a higher shine to frame each picture. On the Renoir side, I didn't bruise the silver but used over 10 different stamps for texture, along with a hole punch for stippling. Then very heavily oxidised and rubbed back in stages to capture the shade and detail. On the Twombly side, I used only one stamp to help give the "canvas" breath and a more ethereal movement. Then very heavily oxidised and rubbed back to give the monochrome background, bringing other areas of the silver through to give light. Finally, I took all the oxide from the edges as a means of framing. Hung on an 18 inch belcher chain. 40mm x 30mm and 2mm thick.
Hallmarked consisting of Maker's mark, Traditional Fineness mark, Millesimal Fineness mark, Assay Office mark and Date Letter mark.
'Renoir-Twombly' double pendant
Try to avoid wearing your jewellery when swimming, playing sport, gardening, doing DIY or in contact with chemicals, such as household cleaning agents, etc. If you are storing your jewellery for any length of time, wrap it in tissue/cloth and seal in an airtight bag to prevent oxidation. When cleaning jewellery, never use commercial chemical jewellery-cleaners, which invariably weaken the metal and can cause damage. Simply wash in mild soapy water, rinse and wipe clean. Then lightly polish with a soft cloth (a glasses-lense cloth is ideal).