The Story of Signature
The Signature Collection represents strength, but it didn’t start out that way.
It happened while I was making a gemstone-linked necklace. It was a pretty straightforward build: one gemstone, linked to another gemstone, to create a chain. Simple. Each stone was secured in place with wire, first wrapped, then looped, to connect to the next stone, and so on. It made for a lovely necklace, and the gemstones naturally starred in attention.
It was the craftsmanship in the meticulous wire work though, that made for the impressive strength of the necklace.
The simply elegant, closely-wound wire deserved a spotlight of its own. Now that would be a unique necklace!
I went to work on a new piece, this time featuring the wire work, not the gemstones. Through the process of perfecting the work, the more precise the wraps became, and the stronger the design held. It held tight.
The attraction of the design is truly in the artistry of the wrap. Components using the wrap are first heat-fired to create balled ends, and then carefully hand-filed and polished until teardrops form. The metal is then oxidized, transforming shiny Sterling and fine silvers into darker, more worn-looking jewelry. The handcrafted pieces maintain their rustic appeal as a few marks from the fabrication process were kept to retain an authentic finish.
This first edition of The Signature Collection features the opaquely white moonstone, regarded as the soothing, calming stone, and the verdant peridot, known as the stone of compassion and healing.
Since the jewelry is handcrafted solely by the Patricia, only a few pieces are available at once.
The Signature Collection is a study in the contrast of strong, industrial metals turned into graceful curves, and offset by softly-toned stones. A story of strength and elegance, worn confidently, in your own Signature.