Pat Flynn

"I want my jewelry to be worn every day of life, to acquire the patina of the wearer. I want for the jewelry to go out and work, to be on its own, to communicate for me."

What attracts jewelry artist Pat Flynn to his work is the dichotomy that exists between materials and processes: the juxtaposition of torturous forging with elegant goldsmithing. Flynn is interested in the underlying tension that results from combining disparate materials such as steel and diamonds, or gold and steel, into organic jewelry forms.

The early stages of Flynn's work are akin to blacksmithing. With powerful hammer blows, he works the hot steel on the anvil. Later processes are smaller-scale, controlled, precise techniques involving stone setting and goldwork. The final step is oxidation, which turns the work black and creates a dynamic contrast between the steel, gold, and diamonds.

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Petal Earrings
Gold, Steel & Stone Earrings

by Pat Flynn
$ 850
$ 722.50
Crosshatch Cuff
Iron Bracelet

by Pat Flynn
$ 1,050
$ 892.50
Convergence Cuff
Iron & Gold Cuff

by Pat Flynn
$ 1,175
$ 998.75
Bangle Trio
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

by Pat Flynn
$ 3,250
$ 2,762.50
Burnished Cuff
Gold, Stone & Iron Bracelet

by Pat Flynn
$ 1,140
$ 969
Quill Necklace
Gold & Iron Necklace

by Pat Flynn
$ 1,150 - $ 1,250
$ 977.50 - $ 1,062.50
Diamond Stick Earrings
Gold & Iron Jewelry

by Pat Flynn
$ 890 - $ 940
$ 756.50 - $ 799
Gold Dust Hoops
Gold & Iron Earrings

by Pat Flynn
$ 610 - $ 660
$ 518.50 - $ 561
Quill Earrings
Iron & Gold Earrings

by Pat Flynn
$ 670 - $ 710
$ 569.50 - $ 603.50
Mezzo Cuff
Iron & Stone Cuff

by Pat Flynn
$ 1,240
$ 1,054
Moonlight Cuff
Iron & Stone Cuff

by Pat Flynn
$ 1,080
$ 918
Medieval Cuff
Iron & Stone Cuff

by Pat Flynn
$ 1,340
$ 1,139
Twilight Cuff
Iron & Gold Cuff

by Pat Flynn
$ 1,005
$ 854.25
Starlight Cuff
Iron & Stone Cuff

by Pat Flynn
$ 1,080
$ 918