This is a remake of a very old piece, dating from the mid-1990s when I was kind of finding my feet stylistically. It is still a favourite piece - one I've never sold - and it marks the beginning of my interest in jewellery inspired by the late middle-ages (though not at this point the jewelllery of the period) and on a large scale.

The piece was re-made in the late 1990s when I got a lathe and could turn a well-shaped spike in brass, allowing it to be cast in gold. The previous mace had fabricated conical spikes and was less satisfactory. The main ball on this one was made by running molten carving wax around the inside of a table-tennis ball!

The chain is about 1200mm long, and the ball about 40mm across, each spike sticking out 8mm from that.

Sterling silver with around 12ct gold (recycled) spikes.

Photograph by Neilson Photography.

Views: 125

Albums: Pendants And Collars
Location: glasgow


You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Comment by The Justified Sinner on December 10, 2011 at 2:51am

Thanks, Lora!

Comment by Lora Hart on December 9, 2011 at 10:09pm

"The main ball on this one was made by running molten carving wax around the inside of a table-tennis ball!" You're so damn clever. 

Latest Activity

Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Lesley Aine McKeown posted photos
Lesley Aine McKeown posted a photo

Indocrase Druzy Pendant

Hand fabricated in sterling silver and 24k gold with indocrase druzy and hessonite garnet
2Roses posted a blog post

Sculpture to Wear Returns to LA LA Land!!

The epicenter of West Coast Art Jewelry kicks off its return to LA with a…See More
scott kentner is now a member of crafthaus
Jill Herlands posted photos
Mother Makers shared their blog post on Facebook
Mother Makers posted a blog post

Waste nothing of her career - Laurie Schram

Laurie Schram talks about her project 'Waste nothing of her career', which features in the Mother Maker crowdfunding campaign, and her foray in to the world of kaka pantone…See More
Nov 13


  • Add Videos
  • View All

Masthead Credits

Attic Turbine Vent (shoulder broach)

By Ana M. Lopez

Sterling silver. spins when blown.

© 2017   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service