Crown Trout Jewelers
Lanesboro, MN. USA
Adornment is personal – a connection between art and the wearer. I seek to create pieces that establish an artistic tether whereby I continue to aesthetically and physically touch the wearer throughout the legacy of their life. My journey as an artist began growing up in a Scandinavian community in Iowa where I visited the silver collection at the local Norwegian museum with its cases of bridal crowns, belts and pins. I was haunted by fairy tales of the mountain king stealing the bride on her wedding day. The silver jewelry she wore was supposed to protect her and only the most beautifully crafted pieces would ensure her safe delivery to the church. I continue to be fascinated and inspired by the cult of the bride in various cultures and much of my work focuses on the historical and social significance of the bridal crown in particular. I am constantly looking to expand my own voice within and throughout the margins of traditional metalworking.
Materials: Sterling silver, pearl, hand cut drusey quartz leaves
Dimensions: 12 x 5.5 x .5"
Hand forged and fabricated tiara with drusey quartz leaves, white and black pearls
Photo credit: Paul Najlis