Slate, Lapis, and Gold Pin By Keith Farley

Slate and 14 karat gold pin with lapis lazuli and 22 karat gold leaf
Slate is a most interesting type of stone to work with. Aside from the incredible way that it fragments, it provides a wonderfully textured charcoal gray surface that looks great when juxtaposed to materials and surfaces without texture or with less neutral coloration than that of the slate.

This pin is comprised of a carefully broken piece of slate and a 14 karat gold bezel that holds a piece of lapis. Along select edges, I applied 22 karat gold leaf as a method of bringing further visual energy to the piece.

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