Vikki Kassioras is a contemporary jeweller working from a city studio in Melbourne. Influenced by her long interest in classical mythology and archaeology she utilises the ancient goldsmithing technique of fusing. This technique utilises the natural properties of sterling silver to bond when heated to a high temperature. This allows her to design works that contain no or very little solder and so retain the purity and integrity of the metal.
This pendant is 18ct yellow gold, bird intaglio on a 45cm oxidised sterling silver chain.