Craig Hazelton

Lafayette, CO USA

2014 Entry – Yukon Jade Oval Twist Pendant

The pendant is a modified oval with one end pinched and twisted to create a bail for a chain or lanyard. The reduced cross section and larger oval diameters take advantage of the intrinsic toughness of nephrite. Most other rocks would not hold and would fracture in this geometry. This piece is inspired by the jade ribbon and mobius ribbon designs of people who taught me the techniques of jade carving. I enjoy the square cross section and the two continuous surfaces creating the volume of the piece. The wearer will marvel at the sense of possibilities and attention created. 


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