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I am a metalsmith. I make silver jewelry. I like simple, clean lines, matte silver, turquoise cabs, and patinated copper. At times my work is very modern, minimal and streamlined, other times it is earthy, rustic, and organic. I am heavily influenced by nature and natural forms.

There are two main approaches to metalsmithing, Casting and Construction. I practice small metal Construction, (also referred to as Fabrication.) I start with raw materials in the form of sheet, wire, and tube and build my pieces using saws, hammers, files, torch, and other assorted tools. Metalsmithing is a slow meditative process. I pay great attention to details and craft. Many hours are spent, designing, and constructing each piece.

I am currently showcasing several different jewelry collections in my Etsy store. Here's a quick rundown on what they are:…

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  • Born on May 29
  • Joined August 5, 2007

Favorite materials

silver, copper, fabric, paper

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About

I am a metalsmith. I make silver jewelry. I like simple, clean lines, matte silver, turquoise cabs, and patinated copper. At times my work is very modern, minimal and streamlined, other times it is earthy, rustic, and organic. I am heavily influenced by nature and natural forms.

There are two main approaches to metalsmithing, Casting and Construction. I practice small metal Construction, (also referred to as Fabrication.) I start with raw materials in the form of sheet, wire, and tube and build my pieces using saws, hammers, files, torch, and other assorted tools. Metalsmithing is a slow meditative process. I pay great attention to details and craft. Many hours are spent, designing, and constructing each piece.

I am currently showcasing several different jewelry collections in my Etsy store. Here's a quick rundown on what they are:

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Naturals Collection
This work is all about pairing natural cabochons, (stones,) with silver. Each piece is designed around the stone. I'm mainly working with stones that look and feel really natural. Soft subtle colors, earthtones, stones with orbs, stones with moss or dendrites, and scenic stones. A few of my favorite cabs to work with are Owyhee Jasper, Montana Agate, and Willow Creek Jasper. The majority of the stones I use in these pieces are purchased from independent lapidary artists.

Modern Inlay
This collection is all about clean lines, simple forms, and the contrast of silver and copper.

Remnant Series
Features pieces created from copper. Often copper from my scrap pile. These pieces are rustic, earthy, industrial, patinated.

Petite Collection
Simple, everyday small scale silver jewelry.

Stick Series
A modern take on branches, and twigs.

Silhouettes
Cut and pierced silver pieces. Modern in shape, Organic in theme.
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I have a BFA in Studio Art and a BFA in Media Arts (film theory.)

More info about me and my work can be found on my personal site, www.StarvingArtistDesigns.com

FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/pages/Starving-Artist-Designs/43517225925




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Heather

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