Nettle patch pendant

  • Exhibition: It's all in the detail - 2023
  • Description of your entry: I love the beauty of common plants that are often overlooked. This piece, showing a patch of nettles against a forest floor of fallen leaves, is hand engraved and enamelled in woodland tones. A microscopic view of the nettle stem is shown in the inset recess. This was textured using burrs to mimic the cell shapes and to provide a textural contrast to the engraving.
  • Dimensions (cm): 6cm x 3cm
  • Techniques: Basse taille, Champlevé, Engraving
  • Main base material: Sterling silver
  • Type of item: Pendant
  • Name of maker: Heather Larson
  • Award associated with this entry: Rachel Gogerly Award