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Making jewelry is my hobby. I enjoy creating unique pieces in which the elements of size, shape, texture, finish, color, and materials come together in a balanced and complementary way.

I use precious metal clay and all of my pieces are 99.9% silver. Textures are created using found materials (stone, sandpaper, metal, etc.) or clay texture sheets. Colors are produced using either chemical treatment of the silver pieces to create patinas (black or iridescent), or faux enameling techniques using either colored resins or mica based powders suspended in a binding solution. The colors are applied to the silver piece, air dried and then heat set to produce a durable enamel-like finish that is scratch and crack resistant. Chemical patinas are protected with an acrylic clear coat finish. I use natural stone, pearl, shell, coral or glass beads and pieces…

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  • Joined December 6, 2010

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silver from precious metal clay, stone, shell, beads, faux enameling techniques, chemical patinas

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About

Making jewelry is my hobby. I enjoy creating unique pieces in which the elements of size, shape, texture, finish, color, and materials come together in a balanced and complementary way.

I use precious metal clay and all of my pieces are 99.9% silver. Textures are created using found materials (stone, sandpaper, metal, etc.) or clay texture sheets. Colors are produced using either chemical treatment of the silver pieces to create patinas (black or iridescent), or faux enameling techniques using either colored resins or mica based powders suspended in a binding solution. The colors are applied to the silver piece, air dried and then heat set to produce a durable enamel-like finish that is scratch and crack resistant. Chemical patinas are protected with an acrylic clear coat finish. I use natural stone, pearl, shell, coral or glass beads and pieces.

My earrings have either sterling silver or surgical steel wires and posts, and all earrings come with wire locks. All my pendants are sold without necklaces so you can select the length and style that most appeals to you. All pin backs are soldered on for lifelong durability.

The dimensions I give for earrings are for the piece and do not include the size of the ear wires.

Since all my pieces are almost pure silver, I suggest you occasionally buff them with a polishing cloth to keep them looking their best. You should be careful when buffing, or using a polishing wax or liquid on pieces with a patina or coloring.

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