When this designer came through my inbox, I was blow away by the precision & whimsy of the piece by designer Katrina Lapenne. Making snakes look as graceful as this is a feat to be recognized, and to name a collection “Dragon Scales” with the outcome of beautifully vibrant transitional pieces, to be applauded.
A native of NY, this Brooklyn based metalsmith Lapenne has developed a series of collections that range from Scaled Serpents and Ornately Etched Victorian Pendants to statement-making pieces like Brushed Egyptian Hoops and Oversized Talons. The designer spends countless hours using fine hand-instruments to develop each creation by hand, meticulously carving out of wax or fabricating out of metal, before making a casting mold which she then uses to duplicate each style in a variety of precious and semi-precious stones and metals.
A selection of my faves below. Check her out at KatrinaLapenne.com
Im loving these enamel shields they are very cool, making me want to use some vibrant enamel colours in my jewellery! If you get a chance take a look and see what you think about the work from across the pond!