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 the wool yarn, parts of the rug pattern are carefully and minutely chiseled.
Overlaid stepped motifs are textured and left as is, over a more lightly textured under-layer.
Other motifs are polished, for a wonderful contrast.
The plain base silver has been darkened, to show off the overlaid designs.
The applied rug pattern combines darkened background, textured background, chiseled stepped edges, and brilliant, polished silver.
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 in shape and proportion, the bolo is edged with a highly polished border, and simple 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 parents.
In a restrained size and shape, this beautiful bolo can go from rodeo to formal ball, stopping off at the office, or wherever, in between.
We have found that ladies enjoy its look, too; couples can share it!