The Stamen Series
began as a forging and forming experiment for a new line of jewelry. I wanted to make a very natural form that played off of my “Cocoon Reliquary
”. The result was the pod form, which was symbolically and visually feminine. I chose to add interest to the design by adding a male element, the “stamen”, combining both male and female forms. The prototype design was simpler, while the evolution of the line has become more complex and intricate.