SNAKES – Claire Kahn
Posted by learntobead on October 25, 2011
“Snakes” are popular jewelry themes and forms.
The undulating body form.
The sharp, threatening teeth.
The relationship to the Adam and Eve story.
The use of the snake in various cultural myths and mythologies.
The patterning of the skin.
The snake evokes something primal within us. It has an aesthetic that we all recognize and share, perhaps sensuous, perhaps threatening, yet always steeped in beauty.
Many of our students and customers love making snakes. Snake necklaces. Snake bracelets. Snake cuffs. Snake rings.
Claire Kahn‘s work recently caught my eye.
Her website displays many beautiful, detailed images of her pieces.