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.

Stamen Vine Necklace (1 of 2)

Stamen Vine Necklace (1 of 2)

Stamen Vine Necklace (2 of 2)

Stamen Vine Necklace (2 of 2)

Red Stamen Pendant & Fire Scale Stamen Earrings (1 of 2)

Red Stamen Pendant & Fire Scale Stamen Earrings (1 of 2)

Red Stamen Pendant & Fire Scale Stamen Earrings (2 of 2)

Red Stamen Pendant & Fire Scale Stamen Earrings (2 of 2)

Pearl Stamen Pendant

Pearl Stamen Pendant

Silver Stamen Pendant

Silver Stamen Pendant

Red Stamen Pendant

Red Stamen Pendant