Katie Paterson, Fossil Necklace
‘Fossil Necklace is a string of worlds, with each bead modestly representing a major event in the evolution of life through a vast expanse of geological time. From the mono-cellular origins of life on earth to the shifting of the continents, the extinction of the Cretaceous period triggered by a falling meteorite, to the first flowering of flowers, it charts the development of our species and affirms our intimate connection to the evolution of those alongside us. Each fossil has been individually selected from all corners of the globe, and then carved into spherical beads in a secondary process of excavation.’ Guy Haywood, Kettle’s Yard.
For a full-sized image that gives a description of each individual bead, click here : http://www.katiepaterson.org/fossil/Katie_Paterson_Fossil_Necklace_Drawing.pdf
Recently promised a friend to make a flower pin for his suit, but I wasn't satisfied with my work from 2008, lots of technical problems: Silver tubes after soldering become too soft, the silver tube's wall thickness only 0.45mm, after annealing often deformed or broken when wire go through in to bend to another shape; the gap between silver tubes on the wire is also a problem too hmmmm .... wait for the Part two !
Long necklace maybe? :)