Taking a brief departure from my research into reshaping plastics, my series  “banged and beaten” employs an open and whimsical design approach. Rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets appear corroded and encrusted in their playful textural compositions. Primarily using 18k yellow and pink gold as well as sterling silver the pieces are banged and beaten to thwart their symbolic precious status. Thus the colour, the texture, and the geometric form become the focal point of each piece.