Thursday, February 24, 2011

Two necklaces.

This one features an antique German doll's head from 1890, hand painted. I made a tassel of Picasso jasper. The ribbon is sari silk in a beautiful redish purple.

This one is a multi strand necklace I made using vintage faux pearls. It has tons of bling.

Earring galore!

An avant-garde pair of finger earrings made out of .999 silver, these are strange and unique, I love how they turned out.

Two pairs using milagro stabbed hearts from Mexico, I put a light black patina in these so that they would look oxidized.

Milagro hand and leg from Mexico, also patinated. The top bead is a pyrite and the ribbon is fair trade sari silk from Nepal.

These are small hearts with eyes on them. I designed these in polymer clay first. I like the results, but I think I am going to polish the design so that it looks less rustic.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Two more

Soldered filigree

I have been going crazy with soldering filigree into brass sheet, an amazing process I learned from Stephanie Lee in her wonderful online Metalsmithing course. I found the techniques user friendly - specially compared to silversmithing the traditional way - and the results are fascinating and innovative, also quite beautiful in a mysterious way.

And talking about new and innovating techniques, my new series of fine silver earrings will be ready this spring, featuring a variety of techniques using PMC. Here are some pictures.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Soldered extravaganza

Brass filigree soldered in brass sheet and then aged with a black patina. The necklace are multi-strand bead strings.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New techniques

New works using the techniques I learned for soldering brass filigree in the internet metalsmithing course with Stephanie Lee.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Some sales

An eclectic pair of mother of pearl button earrings
And a vintage assemblage piece with a star flower.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New direction in silver

This is my new and very exciting series of fine silver earrings using PMC. I love the process and everything about it! And though these are my first finished products, I am quite pleased with the results.