Dan Jackson’s mother was a rug weaver; his father was a jeweler. A prominent, award-winning jeweler himself, Dan works rug patterns into silver, thereby honoring both his parents.
With contrasts of texture, polish, light and dark, he has created a silver “fabric” that is stunning.
To emulate the texture of wool yarn, the rug pattern is carefully and minutely chiseled.
Overlaid stepped motifs are textured and left as is, over a more lightly textured under-layer.
Just the center motifs are polished, for contrast.
The plain base silver has been darkened, to show off the overlaid designs.
Across the center, the applied rug pattern of four polished escutcheons, combines darkened background, textured background, and chiseled stepped edges.
With amazing precision, and careful arrangement of dark, textured and polished areas, the artist has actually made a bar of silver resemble an intricately woven fabric.
Slightly curved, simulating the knot of a fabric tie, the bolo is edged with a highly polished border, and tips, that gleam in the light.
With meticulous expertise, and a loving vision, Dan Jackson has created a splendid design that is also a lasting tribute to both his mother and his father.
In a restrained size and shape, this beautiful bolo can go from rodeo to formal ball, stopping off at the office, in between.
Ladies will enjoy its look, too; couples can share it!