Faced with a choice between devoting her time to jewelry making or botanical painting and drawing, Pat Robinson Schmidt chose to make jewelry. In the end, the tough choice became unnecessary; she found a way to incorporate botanical art into her work. “With hand engraving I am able to do my botanical drawing in metal. GRS has opened up creative doors for me with the air assist equipment. I’m now doing everything I love.”
This double-sided sterling silver pendant is a wonderful example of how easily Pat brought two of her favorite arts together. One side is hand engraved, an original design featuring a pair of lotus flowers. Variation in line width accentuates the forms and emphasizes the graphic quality of the design. The other side is set with an amethyst sage agate, which looks quite dignified in deep purple and gold. Each side offers an equally lovely way to wear this piece, dependent on the owner’s mood.
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