Ebony + Agate Piano Key Necklace | Lauren Loraine Designs

$220.00

SKU: C141-17234
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This vintage ebony piano key has been cut, polished, and inlaid with a white banded agate gemstone. The polished agate has one edge left raw, highlighting the beauty of the stone’s patterns and refractory light of small uncut crystals along its edge. An arching silver hinge and soldered jump ring connect the pendant to an 18″ sterling silver chain.

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

1 in stock

About the Artist

Lauren Beach of Lauren Loraine Designs creates jewelry in wood, stone, and metal in her home-based studio. A bone carving and inlay apprenticeship in New Zealand in 2010 was the catalyst for pursuing a studio practice, and she has spent recent years teaching herself additional woodworking and lapidary skills. She spent 2019 working as an apprentice to metalsmith Nisa Smiley of Franklin, Maine through the Maine Craft Apprentice Program, produced jointly by the Maine Crafts Association in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

“Designing is immersive for me…Whether it’s the woods or in my studio, I try to get lost in creation – constantly asking myself, “how can I bring my surroundings into my work?” When I’m at my workbench, I’m never far from the shorelines and woods where my materials are found. Each stone, or piece of wood transports me back to a place I’ve been before. Those places have moved me, and my objective is to bring you with me through my work.

Where the shorelines are rough, where the woods are encompassing,
my workbench is where the symbols of both worlds come together,
where my found relics are laid out before me,
soon to become my collections of fine handmade jewelry that I pass onto you in nature refined.

Lauren Loraine Designs is based out of the natural surroundings of Maine.”

 

Additional Details

Weight .04 lbs
Dimensions 2 × .5 in
Material

Antique Ebony Piano Key, Sterling Silver, White Banded Agate