This Pebble brooch marks the latest collaboration between polymer artist Cynthia Toops and metalsmith Chuck Domitrovich.

Cynthia mixes vertical and horizontal polymer micro mosaics in a beautifully constructed 2.5″ x 2″ x 1/4″ frame that Chuck constructed from sterling silver and brass with a stainless steel pin. Vertical threads of white polymer create the lines on the horizontal mosaic of a pebble.

Keep the size in mind as you zoom in to marvel at the detail. Then turn it over to examine the back with its brass posts that balance the piece, an option for a bail, and spaces for both artists’ signatures. We end the week with an example of remarkable attention to detail and fine collaboration. Have a remarkable weekend.

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  • reply Christine Damm ,

    Chuck’s metalwork is amazing and very clever– my husband and I replaced our traditional wedding rings with his mokume wave ones, real metal mokume. The blending of metals seemed especially significant for wedding rings.

    • reply Liz Hall ,

      I Just LOVE their work, always a pleasure to see double talent!

      • reply susan berkowitz ,

        WOW! It really does need the zoom. Amazing detail

        • reply Karen ,

          Absolutely beautiful – Cynthia’s mosaic pieces are truly pieces of art and Chuck’s metal work is beautiful! Zooming in to see Cynthia’s work just took my breath away!

          • reply Sherry Bailey ,

            Amazing, as always. (I’m also amazed that Cynthia can still SEE after years of this tiny work!)

            • reply Laurie Lee ,

              do you check Deviant Art? Lots of good artists is all media- hopefully here is a link to a gallery with some GREAT eye candy!!!

            • reply carissa ,

              surreal, beautiful and so very 3-D. what lovely work.

              • reply Sabine Spiesser ,

                Amazing work. It’s only in the close-up one sees the intricacy and geometry of the mosaic. The bail is so perfect for it and so functional. I always enjoy Cynthia’s work.

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