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3 months

I worked on two sets of etched feather earrings at the same time. The larger of the two still needs to have the wire soldered on place before polishing.

4 months

Just finished sawing out the mountains from the sheet metal, and have place them on the rectangle pendant. Next step will be to saw out the stick pines and hand stamp the “snow” on the mountain peaks.

4 months

Work in progress of the earrings. Just finished sawing out the rectangles and the stick pines on one of the earrings.

8 months

The two metal stamps on the left are tiny leaf stamps. I used these to separately stamp each and every single little leaf onto the tree branches.

8 months

I've just finished cutting out the mountains and the cloud from Sterling sheet metal. Next step is to cut out the snow on the mountain tops, texture the mountains, solder everything together, oxidize and finally polish.

10 months

The oval has been hand cut from the sheet metal. Next it's time to file and polish.

1 year

I've just finished cutting out the Washington state charm using Sterling silver sheet metal, a United States stencil and my jeweler's saw. Next I'll be cutting out the mountains and pine trees.

1 year

Working on the first step in my new bird necklace, called Dapping. I place the square pendant into the die and then hammer it into the curved shape. I love the look of curved pendants. So pretty!

1 year

I keep notebooks full of quotes I like, and I've just begun a new page of nature related quotes and am getting ready to stamp out this John Muir quote on the silver flat wire.

2 years

Working on this adorable camping scene necklace. Shown are the five different stamps that went into making it.

2 years

I've already pierced and sawn the design into the center of each flower, and drawn the flower stems and leaves. The next step is to saw the stems and leaves out of the metal, and then solder the flowers in place. One of my fav techniques!

2 years

The flat wire has already been stamped on with "Free Spirit" and the feather, and is then shaped into the ring shape. Now I'm getting ready to solder the wire together before cleaning and polishing the piece.