This is a gallery of pictures of my jewelry work, done as a student, starting at the beginning… I'm panning to start making pieces to sell soon, at that time I'll have a tab showcasing pieces for sale.
Early Student Work… done in my instructor's studio.
|My first piece ever, a little silver ring made of 3 rings of sliver wire|
that were textured with a hammer, soldered together into one piece.
|My first pierced (hand sawn) piece, a little copper|
heart, I bent it for interest.
|My first bezel setting, with some fun & funky twists|
of silver wire
|My first experimental piece, a dark green cab stone, I prong-mounted it backwards|
(prongs on the back) so I could get my initial on the front.
|Something for my Mom. A piece of Lapis Lazuli set in|
a bezel with some sterling silver wire ornament.
|A beautifully colored Jasper, a strange partial-bezel|
(experimental) & a twisty dangle...
|My first backless bezel, a pretty piece of Agate,|
simple but very eye-catc
|Sterling silver wire, soldered into a flower-like form,|
with a little Green Kyanite bead.
|This was a piece inspired by experimentation, simply dropping pieces of wire and|
seeing what formed. Sterling silver wire & a bead of Red Creek Jasper.
|Some earrings, sterling silver wire & Red Creek|
|First piece using some 1/2 round wire, a bit bulkier|
than the wire I'd used previously (and thus a bit harder
to form, but with some interest). Stone beads are dyed
|Thank You gift for Aunt Diane, sterling silver wire &|
a decorative snowman bead.
|Thank You gift for Aunt Pat, sterling silver wire &|
a decorative Santa bead.
|First time playing with a Rolling Mill to add|
texture… made into an unusual ring.
|Textured & twisted into an odd wearable ring...|
Out of my own studio, but still as a student...
|Before having any soldering equipment, some twisted wire earrings and|
a pendant made with Red Creek Jasper beads.
|Two pierced (hand sawn) pieces, each with a saying & date stamped on|
the reverse (not shown).
|First time I used my pancake dies, dies used to cut shapes using my press -|
the dies were made from my hand-sawn pieces. Torch-fire enameled
copper on a sterling chain.
|First use of flat wire (bulky) to create a "frame", bent some die-cut hearts to|
resemble leaves, added vines & a Pink Jasper stone. I call this "Garden Wall".
|Another piece for Mom, Turquoise that had previously|
been mounted in a ring, remounted in a pendant.
Half-round wire was used to add a decorative element.
|My most ambitious and difficult piece to date. Sterling half-round wire, Red Creek|
Jasper stones mounted in backless bezels right up against the half-round
(very difficult to do), little bent leaf-like shapes.
|Water Garnet set in a backless bezel with a little|
vine decoration (front & back).
|Torch-fire enameled copper, sterling hearts dangling|
below, a decorative sterling wire twist.