Week 6's Year of Jewelry weekly challenge theme was Wassily Kandinsky. I was fortunate enough to see one of his amazing works, years ago, at an exhibition at Canberra's National Art Gallery. It was a work from Die Blau Reiter movement, which was founded along with Franz Marc (another favourite!) The paintings that most appeal to me however, are the later, more abstract geometric works - such as the famous Composition VIII. I especially love his works that explore circles combined with hard geometric shapes, and thought that I would best be able to translate these to my jewellery.
I started off with a length of sterling wire that I shaped and hammered into a circle, then I coiled thin wire over the frame. To that I added 4 intersecting lines of sterling, securing them to the frame. Over these geometric shapes I added two enameled metal rings - in mauve and scarlet - and a rustic vermeil ring, along with a large plump pale amethyst briolette, and a smaller, slightly darker amethyst faceted round. I attached a generous length of modern angular chain to the pendant - long enough to not require a clasp. To finish Kandinsky's Circles, I oxidised the entire design and then rubbed it back selectively.
More pictures of this design can be seen in my Etsy store.