Bolo tie with sterling silver bull silhouette on finished hardwood. 38" dark brown leather cord and silver colored tips
Two teardrop jasper cabochons in sterling silver setting with 16.5 inch sterling silver chain.
Red cabochon necklace and earring set, all sterling silver bezels. Necklace on a 20" sterling chain. Earrings are studs 3/8" diameter.
Necklace of 2 unakite cabochons in sterling silver bezel hanging from a 19" sterling silver bezel
Opaque Picasso Czech glass 3/4" high In SS bezel with copper wire hangs from SS round bar with copper wire. On a 15" brown leather cord
Two mirror image jasper cabochons set in sterling silver attached to a curved SS tube. Hangs from an 18" black rubber cord
Bumblebee Jasper and orange gem set in sterling silver bezels on a SS back. Hangs from a 15" rubber cord
White and green cabochon set in sterling silver bezel. Mounted to sterling silver with a bezel-set jade. Hangs from an 18" SS chain
A number of years ago, I decided I wanted to develop a hobby, one that involved some creativity to compensate for my desk job and a million meetings. I took some jewelry classes and was hooked. This has since developed into a serious enough hobby for me to build a studio, spend a little more on equipment and supplies and, now, take a shot an at online store.
My inspiration comes mostly from the materials themselves. I like to sit with the silver, stones, wood and other materials and envision what they could be together. It is somewhat of an organic process. I always start with a concept, but it often evolves as I am working, resulting in something quite different when I am finished. Other sources of inspiration are my family and friends who have provided many suggestions (and requests!).
Each item is hand-made and most are one-of-a-kind. I don't strive for machine-like finishes - I like the genuine hand-made look. Recently, I've started to incorporate some hand-carved hardwoods. The carving seems to be growing into a second hobby, but the combination of carving and silversmithing has presented some unique and fun challenges.
Thanks for your interest and I hope you find something you like.
Making jewelry has become a VERY FUN hobby! I seem lose to myself in the process of working with different materials and experimenting. Thanks for your interest and I hope you find something you like.