My research was focused on the weakness of steel, the mill skin. When steel is heated at a high temperature, it creates a skin for protection against oxidation. If steel is shaped by forcing this skin comes off as scales. The material has a bluish-grey colour and is highly porous. By means of a magnet, the flakes are forming a sculpture.
The necklace is worn under the clothes. On top of the clothes the scales are connected to the necklace, and they form a steel pearl necklace without connections.
material: steel, leather, magnets
A PEARL OF STEEL