Older work that I haven't really posted anywhere. So these pieces were made in Fall of 2008. Having previously worked in a fine jewelry store, I have spent many hours untangling people's neglected, improperly stored chains. These pieces grew out of my desire to highlight these "flaws" as something beautiful. Imagine purchasing a chain that already had a knot carefully worked into it? The jeweler would hand you the box, chain inside carefully pinned into place so that no unnecessary knots would be added, and so that it was very clear all knots included were intentionally. The last piece shown "Purposeful Placement" arose from a common habit I have observed in people. Whenever a chain slips its way around the neck of its wearer so that the clasp is in the front, those who notice are inclined to reach up and adjust the wearer's jewelry for them. The lobster clasp shown in this piece is attached to a pin so that the wearer can fasten it where they wish the clasp to remain, short of ripping the wearer's shirt there is no chance the necklace can be repositioned, much to irritation of those who see it, and the amusement of the wearer who is aware of the hidden secret.