The brother of well-known jeweler Dan Jackson, Benson Jackson uses similar techniques to produce his own version of their mother’s rug patterns.
With contrasts of polished and matte surfaces, light and dark, he has created a silver “fabric” that is stunning.
To emulate the texture of wool yarn, most edges of the rug pattern are carefully and minutely chiseled.
Overlaid stepped motifs are highly polished, over the darkened silver base.
Across the center, the rug pattern is vertical, with just a few stepped edges.
With amazing precision, and careful arrangement of dark and polished areas, the artist has actually made a bar of silver resemble an intricately woven fabric.
Slightly curved and tapered, the bolo is edged with a highly polished border that gleams in the light. The shape resembles the knot of a fabric tie.
With meticulous expertise, and a loving vision, the artist 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 remarkable bolo can go from rodeo to formal ball, stopping off at the office, in between. Ladies will enjoy its look; couples can share it!