A few months ago, my long-time friend and colleague Jillian Palone and I decided to begin working on some collaboration pieces. We went to Undergraduate as well as Graduate school together, and though we have the same metalsmithing "family," we have two distinct styles of working. We began this project by creating an individual "part" for the other person. After our "part" was finished, we exchanged them and completed each piece, never communicating or sharing photos or ideas. What a fantastic surprise to see how we each interpreted and used the "parts" in a finished piece. These are the completed pieces that came out of our first trade. I look forward to more of these exchanges in the future. Click here to see more!