Cassidy considers himself foremost, a metalsmith,not just a jewelry maker. “I work with metal because it forgives, but never forgets. Metal yields, but it also endures, allowing each piece to tell its unique story.”His Armor Couture jewelry collection tells a tale of discovery. Finding materials to combine: sterling silver, copper, wire-mesh cloth, bronze and brass, Cassidy discovered many attributes of the materials, enabling him to extend the boundaries in form, color and patina. Unhindered by training in traditional jewelrymaking
techniques, Cassidy is free to experiment widely. “Working hands-on, I let the material communicate what it wants to be. I enjoy the excitement of discovery when working a piece of ring-size metal, heating, shaping and forming it until the piece says stop! I’m often rewarded with a work that
represents something new, claiming its identity as a separate look and style.”
Cassidy calls his jewelry “Sculpture for the Body.” Cassidy has created a style that exposes a harmony between a heavy, almost medieval impression and
the delicateness of detail suggested in natural forms.