Signe Lawson's Profile

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I was a Dental Tech (made teeth) for 36 years. In 2008 I lost my job due to Michigan's flailing economy.
I started designing and making jewelry in 2004 anticipating what could happen, and knowing I didn't want to stay in the dental business. It was definitely time for a career change.
I'm not formally trained, but years ago I took a traditional wire wrapping class and a bezel setting class. I took what I learned and ran with it. Much to my surprise, I found that I had an eye for contemporary design. All of my pieces are original designs, one of a kind and made with love and passion!
Now, I mainly work with sterling silver wire and sea glass. The sea glass I use is genuine SURF tumbled glass that I acquire from collectors from all over the world, and do not alter it in any way. Most of my sea glass pieces are no back bezel set so when held up to the light the beauty of the glass can…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 23
  • Joined July 30, 2009

Favorite materials

Sterling silver, sea glass

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About

I was a Dental Tech (made teeth) for 36 years. In 2008 I lost my job due to Michigan's flailing economy.
I started designing and making jewelry in 2004 anticipating what could happen, and knowing I didn't want to stay in the dental business. It was definitely time for a career change.
I'm not formally trained, but years ago I took a traditional wire wrapping class and a bezel setting class. I took what I learned and ran with it. Much to my surprise, I found that I had an eye for contemporary design. All of my pieces are original designs, one of a kind and made with love and passion!
Now, I mainly work with sterling silver wire and sea glass. The sea glass I use is genuine SURF tumbled glass that I acquire from collectors from all over the world, and do not alter it in any way. Most of my sea glass pieces are no back bezel set so when held up to the light the beauty of the glass can shine through.
My techniques include bezel setting, soldering, forging, hand polishing and nontraditional wire wrapping.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!!

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