High relief Eastern repousse, kum boo necklace with Roman chain
22K, 24K gold, sterling, fine silver, Koroit opals, freshwater pearl

© 2008, V. Lansford

​Learn more about the Techniques and Materials in this one-of-a-kind piece.​


18″ x 4″ x 1/2″

The topography in my Eastern repoussé work (hammered relief from a single sheet of metal) is the aesthetic result of pushing the technique farther and higher. Ever obsessed with pyramidal shapes, in the late 1990’s I began experimenting with creating relief shapes on top of the relief, something seemingly few artists have attempted. When asked which is my favorite technique, I usually reply that it’s whatever technique I’m working in at the time, but I must admit there is really nothing more satisfying than hammering out these surfaces.

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