Lobster Buoy Necklace | Sterling Silver + Blue Resin | Natalie Reed

$215.00

SKU: C135-1973
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This lobster buoy necklace was first hand carved in wax on a lathe and hollowed out. After being cast using the lost wax process, the master was filed and sanded and then molded. The mold is then injected with wax and cast using the same process.

Each buoy is made with sterling silver. It is hand sanded and finished with a finely textured and stippled surface. It is then filled with a resin inlay which is colored with pastels, making it simple to mix colors to achieve any desired color.

The Large Buoy is 1 and 9/16″ tall and 1/2″ wide, and finished with a 24″ silver chain.

This piece is located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

1 in stock

About the Artist

Natalie Reed
Gray, ME

Natalie Reed grew up on Vinalhaven, a lobstering island off the midcoast of Maine. As a child, she spent many afternoons beach combing and adventuring on Vinalhaven’s rocky coast, and began collecting sea glass, unusual rocks, urchins, and shells. She has always had a deep love for the ocean; it’s power and mystery always drawing her back. In 2009 Natalie began her degree at Maine College of Art in Portland where she quickly discovered she could combine her two passions: jewelry and the ocean. Working her way through college doing construction and lobstering she majored in metalsmithing and jewelry, and graduated in 2013. Natalie now lives in Gray, Maine where she has her home studio and lives with her big orange coon cat, Chevy. Her work can be found in many local galleries and fine craft shows.

Additional Details

Weight .4 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in
Material

Sterling Silver, Resin