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[New Orchid Gallery] John Fetvedt

John Fetvedt

John works primarily with silver, gold, and titanium. The techniques
he uses include anticlastic raising, casting, chain making, etching,
fold forming, forging, and stone setting.

He finds chains and chain mail particularly interesting because they
combine art, mathematics, and construction techniques into each
different chain pattern. There is art in the way the finished chain
jewelry decorates the body. The mathematics comes into play in
calculating the new ring size to use when changing the wire gauge in
a particular pattern or creating a new pattern. The techniques
needed to properly construct a pattern are like solving a jigsaw