penguin necklaceby Kathleen Dautel
- the story
This plump penguin accessory is sure to sweeten up any outfit as he waddles into your heart. Trained as an architect, Kathleen Mattingly Dautel fuses techniques from her profession with her expert knowledge of metalsmithing to craft this adorable arctic bird. Each stainless steel pendant is first drafted on the artist's computer and then laser cut. She then hand-files and sands edges to give each piece a smooth finish and a polished appearance. The wings and belly are then filled with epoxy resin, bringing each tuxedoed bird to life. Handmade in Raleigh, NC.
Click here to see Kathleen Dautel's charming Penguin Earrings.
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- Made from
- magnet, stainless steel, epoxy resin
- Pendant: .81" L x .75" W, Cable: 18" L
- the maker
Inspired by modern architecture's smooth lines and nature's robust forms, artist Kathleen Dautel designs sweet, modern wire jewelry splayed with charming resin touches.
Working mainly with stainless steel, Dautel's formal training in architecture and metalsmithing shines through her clean, laser-cut pendants, which she finishes with hand-colored epoxy resin. Dautel lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina out of her self-run space, Spark Metal Studio. collection
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