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Whimsical ceramic jewelry, unique details in moss, silver,copper,felt, and glass.

If you are local, now, you can see my jewelry live at:

Valerie Preston Design
151 Santa Cruz Ave. LOS GATOS, CA!!!!

Welcome to pebble & fire!

Love and emotions are the main ingredients of my creations and of course clay!

Lately, I have been implementing metal in my designs, mostly copper and filled silver.
I use the riveting technique, which is a cold connection (no soldering is done).
Rivets, in my case a copper tube or wire, are used to attach different elements which are locked in place by hammering them down; therefore, you can imagine that hammering on ceramic might be quite challenging…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 18
  • Joined May 15, 2008

Favorite materials

Clay, silver, copper, moss, felt, glass, stainless steel, leather, wood, paper

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About

Whimsical ceramic jewelry, unique details in moss, silver,copper,felt, and glass.

If you are local, now, you can see my jewelry live at:

Valerie Preston Design
151 Santa Cruz Ave. LOS GATOS, CA!!!!

Welcome to pebble & fire!

Love and emotions are the main ingredients of my creations and of course clay!

Lately, I have been implementing metal in my designs, mostly copper and filled silver.
I use the riveting technique, which is a cold connection (no soldering is done).
Rivets, in my case a copper tube or wire, are used to attach different elements which are locked in place by hammering them down; therefore, you can imagine that hammering on ceramic might be quite challenging.

In addition to metal, moss is a common element in my jewelry.
I love its pattern, the texture, sense of calm, and stillness. It is a reminder that we need to take care of us and the natural surroundings.

Why the name Pebble & Fire?

Pebbles are one of nature’s elements that fascinate me. Smooth and colorful with a unique texture that tells stories of the sea or lake or river. My pebbles reflect that uniqueness being one of a kind with a story to tell and thanks to the fire they become alive.
Inspired by nature, my pebbles represent element on, in, underground and underwater.

My pieces are handmade one by one; no one is alike! I fire my creations in a high fire kiln twice: first time to harden the clay and the second time for glazing. When I add glass or other details, I fire them for the third time at low temperature (still hot though :-)).
I use lead free glaze and materials and I reclaim everything I can to minimize waist.
Variations within same color of glaze occur due to the unique atmosphere in the kiln.

I am happy to work on custom orders.

I try very hard to accurately represent my product through photographs and description, but the color of the image can vary widely from one computer monitor to another.

Please, avoid to expose your jewel to water, chemicals, and impacts. This may cause the piece to alter its beauty or to break.

Touch…feel…wear your favorite pebble!

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