Linda Bernasconi - Queue
Artist: Linda Bernasconi
Materials: sterling silver, fine silver, Argentium silver, 18k gold, sapphire
Dimensions: 14mm x 2mm
A hand-fabricated silver framework is constructed to create a loom, upon which I weave with fine silver wire. The ruffled tier texture was created by fusing Argentium silver dust. Spanning the ring layers is an approximately, one carat yellow sapphire set in an 18k gold tapered bezel. The oxidized weave creates contrast with the bright and textured silver surfaces.
Weaving is an age-old technique that I have applied to make the most modern and contemporary jewelry designs. I enjoy combining silver with gold components, adding varying textures and pops of color with diamonds or gemstones.
My work has been featured at fine art and craft shows, across the country, in fine art galleries and in industry publications.