I have been working on a series of jewelry pieces combining brass wire with oxidized sterling silver. The way the rich gold contrasts against the dark foreground reminds me of National Geographic images of molten lava streaming over black rocks from a volcanic eruption. It's perhaps because of this association that my first rings feel organic.
These rings are available in my shop.
I am blessed to share paths with my soul mate Abhaya, a talented singer, songwriter, and guitar player. He fills our home with (amazing) music, and lately he has been playing a lot of old Bob Dylan songs. His lyrics and melodies bring poetic images to my mind that are making their way into my work.
Now that spring is here and the weather in Mexico City is delicious, I wake up humming Mr Tambourine Man. The chorus makes me smile. I looked up the last line in the urban dictionary, and jingle jangle describes something that is beautiful, easy, carefree, or simply wonderful. I made my latest necklaces in that spirit.
I am so grateful with Abyaha for taking these beautiful pictures.
These necklaces are now in my shop.
Many of the techniques I use to make jewelry I learnt from books or friends. Knowing how much I like to draw, my dear friend Cynthia, from Taller Serra, taught me to etch on silver using nail polish as a resist and nitric acid as an etching agent.
I begin by cutting sterling silver sheet in egg shapes to continue my Beginning of the Universe series. These pictures document my etching process.
I darken the etched silver eggs using liver of sulphur (or rotten egg, as my beau calls it).
The Cityscape Cameo necklace is for sale here.
I am Jennifer Musi, the jewelry artist behind MUSIBATTY, and this is my blog archive.
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