Wendy Walsh's Profile
I like to build things. I worked for years in wood and now focus on metals. There is so much to know about metalsmithing and I'm always trying something new.
I recycle all of my silver scrap, melting it down and forging it into new work. I also try to be concious of where my stones come from and avoid sources that are known for explotiation and poor environmental practices. Some of my more interesting stones have been bought straight from the person who dug it out of the ground and cut it. These people are passionate about what they do and I love doing business with them. Some of my pieces are designated with the inclusion of "lab grown" sapphires. Sapphires are one stone that scientists have been able to "grow" by combining elements under heat and pressure over a period of months and done it so successfully that they can't be distinguished from natural stones without special equipment. Many jewelers…
- Joined March 3, 2008
- Wendy Walsh
- St Louis, MO, United States