Switching identities

Tory Hughes made this new necklace specifically to wear at last week’s RAM gala. It’s part of her new SeaCliff series using various techniques with the major elements pin-hinged together. Sea Cliff is a reference to an area of San Francisco that Tory sees as full of light, color and energy.

The necklace was on Tory one minute and then on Penina Meisels the next. (Tory decided it looked better on Penina.) Maggie Maggio’s necklace migrated to Cynthia Toops’ neck. It was as if the artists were switching nametags. The game to keep up with who was wearing whom made me realize how good it is to develop your own signature work.

  • reply Pippa ,

    Oh Wow!!! This is stunningly beautiful! It just flows and my eyes are drawn round and round – that orange block bead is so cleverly placed. Wonderful design.

    • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

      Tory is just simply the best–great eye for design and color. This has a very Washi-paper llok that I love.

      • reply Susan O'Neill ,

        Tory is just simply MY POLYMER HERO – need I say more???

        • reply Carol Blackburn ,

          I’ve been up close and touched this gorgeous necklace and it looked stunning on both Tory and Penina.

          • reply Sherry Bailey ,

            I have always loved Tory Hughes’ work, but this might be my favorite piece so far! Gorgeous!

            • reply Sandra ,

              Synthia you look beautiful wearing your beautiful necklace now I know how to make your necklace beads I took your class I like it Thank you

              • reply Jursvi ,

                great piece!

                • reply Silvana Bates ,

                  So unusual and brilliant

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