Ruffle Link Necklace by Karen Fox
Karen's statement piece for the Unity display in celebration of The Eurovision Song Contest. A stunning necklace made from interlinking ruffle circles in oxidised silver, with a single standout 22ct gold plated silver link.
Length: 44 cm
Karen’s textile inspired sculptural jewellery has its roots in historical dress design. Working with precious metals, stainless steel mesh and recently, fresh-water pearls, she aims to create a fluid line, reminiscent of the folds, pleats, ruffles & fringes in fabric.
The Ruffle link collection is influenced by the Tudor era of flamboyant dress with its fine detailing, opulence and often dramatic scale. Each circle is crafted from a ribbon of silver, finely hand-forged, soldered and then linked together forming a densely layered, undulating surface. The links are then left in a naturally oxidised patina or brightly polished for extra dazzle!