Repousse Bear Pendant


Sterling silver repousse pendant by Namgis First Nation artist Gus Cook.
Measures 1.25″ across.
Sterling silver chain sold separately.

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Repousse is a French term meaning “to push back.” This method of making jewelry requires a high level of technical skill. Instead of carving the design on the the surface, the piece of silver is reversed and the design is created by using specialized tools to hammer the metal creating a relief (raised metal on the front). The metal is therefore stretched and uniform, with no loss of material that would result from carving.

Product photos by represented artist Darran Chaisson.