outgoing and incoming

Melissa has just finished a marathon week of making. Here’s one exhibit of the evidence.

Just as I’m finishing up my Preziosa Young entry, another call to emerging artists opens up. It’s the circle of life!

Here’s the final Preziosa work.

Melissa Cameron Silver Star pendant 2010 . Sandblasted stainless steel, oxidised 925 silver chain, stainless steel cable

I’ve gone for a muted palette with this series. I’ve enjoyed contrasting the silvery-grey with an array of matte colours. The chain has flashes of violet and burgundy through it too – I stopped oxidation before it went a pure charcoal. I generally apply a wax over the top of oxidised silver too, so it’s less easily worn away.