Carrie Moore's Profile

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I have always loved jewellery and have had a fascination for precious and semi-precious gemstones since I was child. I remember collecting rocks and waiting for them to reveal their hidden beauty as they came out of the lapidary tumbler in my Dads workshop.

Opal is a particular passion of mine and I cut my own freeform solid opals for use in my jewellery designs. I am loathe to grind away any of the beautiful fire so I leave most of my opal pieces in free-form shape. This lends itself to simple designs or to more intricate wire-woven techniques and metal smithing. I only use precious metals, in the form of high quality sterling silver wire & 14kt gold-filled wire from a reputable supplier to the jewellery trade - for wire-weaving & sterling silver & solid karat gold for metal work & bails, caps, rings & earring fittings…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 26
  • Joined August 22, 2008

Favorite materials

OPALS, AMMOLITE, TAHITIAN PEARLS, RARE UNUSUAL GEMS

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About

I have always loved jewellery and have had a fascination for precious and semi-precious gemstones since I was child. I remember collecting rocks and waiting for them to reveal their hidden beauty as they came out of the lapidary tumbler in my Dads workshop.

Opal is a particular passion of mine and I cut my own freeform solid opals for use in my jewellery designs. I am loathe to grind away any of the beautiful fire so I leave most of my opal pieces in free-form shape. This lends itself to simple designs or to more intricate wire-woven techniques and metal smithing. I only use precious metals, in the form of high quality sterling silver wire & 14kt gold-filled wire from a reputable supplier to the jewellery trade - for wire-weaving & sterling silver & solid karat gold for metal work & bails, caps, rings & earring fittings.

Although I often design ahead with wire-work; the stones seem to influence what I create for them & the design can evolve during the process. I incorporate precious and semi-precious gems into my work as accent stones. As well as opal I work with Canadian Ammolite, Tahitian pearls & New Zealands own breath-taking “Paua pearls”. I am constantly on the look-out for new & exciting gemstones to work with. My aim always, is to create unique & beautiful art to wear & to treasure for years to come……

"The heavens declare the glory of God, the earth declares his handiwork" (Psalm 19:1).

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