This necklace, titled Stratum, is inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement and the wonderful patterns created by William Morris.
The Arts and Crafts movement was a response to industrialization, which was powered by coal. This pattern is a minimalist abstraction of the Lepidodendron tree, one of the ancient trees that would eventually provide modern day coal, a driver of the industrial revolution. I have turned the pattern on its side in order to represent the layers of stratum that coal may be buried under.
Sterling silver and powder coated copper.