Announcement Each piece is created using a multi-step process, starting with a photograph and ending with a unique piece of sterling silver jewelry.
Each piece is created using a multi-step process, starting with a photograph and ending with a unique piece of sterling silver jewelry.
From a photograph to a lasting piece of jewelry
My husband, the artist, once said to me (as I was 19 and pregnant with our daughter), I am not going to take a job to make money if I am not doing something I enjoy. I took that to heart as we raised our daughter and always tried to make sure we were having fun, even in the not so fun routine of daily life.
For me, the fun is not in just the event, but the memories to look back upon. Reminding me of the event, the place, or the people I was with.
Sterling Echoes gives me the opportunity to solidify my memories (or those of my customers) into my work.
I create pieces that my customers are drawn to because they have had similar experiences, or have traveled to similar locations. A piece may not be an exact replica of the photograph, but evokes the feeling of the moment which makes an impact on us. A piece, that we want to keep close and wear often to remind us of our adventures and special memories. Something that reminds us to have fun.
I am especially proud of my ALS series that enables me to donate 20% to the Portland ALS Association. The artwork I use is created by my cousin Howard “Skip” Way who has been living with ALS since 2002.
My work begins with a photograph of someplace or something I find interesting. This can be a building, a tree, or even my empty pint glass. The photo is modifed & etched into copper which is used to texture wax pieces that are cast into sterling.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards