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In Erfurt, Germany, a collection of coins, bullion and jewellery was discovered buried hidden in the walls of an old house.  The potential interchange between these forms was particularly striking; the gold and silver coins could be worked into jewellery and the jewellery melted down into bullion, ready to be recast as coins.  This treasure illustrates the skill, craftsmanship and ingenuity of the goldsmith.  In response, taking only euro coins as a material, I drew down, rolled, pierced, and soldered the coins into necklaces, earrings, bracelets.    

 

European Charms, 2012 Bracelet Greek, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese & Irish 10 Euro Cents Coins

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Clipped 500, 2012 Necklace 10, 20 & 50 Euro Cents Coins

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Fifty Cents, 2012 Triple Ring 10 & 20 Euro Cents Coins

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Missing Star, 2012 Ring 20 Euro Cent Coin

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Cervantes & Friends, 2012 Bracelet 10, 20 & 50 Euro Cents Coins

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Clipped 250, 2012 Necklace 10, 20 & 50 Euro Cents Coins Collection of Schmuck Museum Pforzhiem, Germany

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