© 2018 Sarah Graham Metalsmithing

IRON

The Iron collection borrows from iron tools you'd find in an old mine. Think nail heads and train track ties. My use of cobalt chrome comes from a desire to capture the look of iron - the matte, black finish - it almost looks like velvet. In fact, people often reach out to touch it, expecting it to be soft! But iron rusts, and can react adversely to human chemistry, so I searched for an alternative. I found the answer in cobalt chrome, which is stainless (no rust) and hypoallergenic (no allergic reaction) and most importantly, takes the deep black color I so dearly wanted when oxidized. The iron collection honors the original inspiration for the cobalt chrome in my collection.

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