Dyed nylon adjustable pendant – turquoise & black


A Karen Whiterod nylon turquoise and black earring refabricated into adjustable pendant.  Through the 90s I was a jewellery-designer maker.  This is one from a pair of earrings that was in my first range of jewellery using nylon and silver-leaf  (the dots).  I resist-dyed each segment.  The sections were made three-dimensional by forming into aluminium.  The segments are rivetted together.

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Through the 90s I was a jewellery-designer maker working with nylon. This pendant is made from one of a pair of earrings in my Gold & Silver leaf dots range, the first collection of jewellery I made with nylon. This is resist dyed to make a pattern.  The shape was made three-dimensional by forming into aluminium, then rivetted with silver wire to hold the form. The dyed pattern is enhanced with dots  of silver-leaf. The nylon has been glass-bead blasted (a similar process to sand blasting but much finer) to give a fine matt surface on one side.

The nylon offcuts are used to make one of my vessel frames.  Other frames are made using  aluminium sheet remaining from making the forming tools for my jewellery.