I was interested to recently discover the abstract jewellery of Harry Bertoia from the 1940's.
Better known for his wire furniture designs, he originally used metal to create jewellery pieces and was a pioneer of the american studio jewelry movement.
I love the simple forms and fluidity of these pieces which were created during his time at the cranbrook academy of art and which were the forerunners of his later large sculptures.
Silver Wishbone Pendant by Harry Bertoia
Designer Harry Bertoia in one of his iconic chairs.
Hammered Brass Earrings by Harry Bertoia 1948
Brass Necklace 1940's by Harry Bertoia.
Brass Brooch 1940's by Harry Bertoia