Barbara Smith McLaughlin - Jewelry Gallery

Stratham, USA

Gorgeous gemstones and rich textures.
Each pieces starts with the focal gemstone, cut and polished by my partner / husband. Once the stone is completed the construction begins from the manipulation of wire and sheet metals. Textures are achieved from stamping, forging, and the reticulation of silver. Intense color awareness allows me to capture subtle colors found within the focal gemstone. I utilize accent stones or hand applied patinas and the mixed metals of high karat gold and silver.

Materials: Gold, Reticulated Silver, Diamond, hand applied patina Dimensions: 2" x 1.5" x .5

Photo credit: Charley Freiberg

From the Mist

Materials: Gold, Silver, Mica Schitz, Tourmaline, Lemon Quartz
Dimensions: 2.25" x 2" x .5"

Photo credit: Larry Sanders

Eletric Veins

Materials: Gold, Silver, Koriot Opal, Peruvian Opal, Peridot
Dimensions: 1.375" x 1.125" x .5"

Photo credit: Robert Diamante

Center of My Universe

Materials: Gold, Silver, Koriot Opal, Tsavorite Garnet
Dimensions: 1.75" x 1.625" x .375"

Photo credit: Larry Sanders

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Framing of the Pink

Materials: Gold, Silver, Boulder Opal, Rose Quartz
Dimensions: 2.5" x .75" x .5

Photo credit: Hap Sakwa

Sticks, Stones & Metal

Materials: Gold, Silver, Reticulated Silver, Brass, Jasper, Sapphire, Citrine
Dimensions: 3.5" x 3" x .5

Photo credit: Hap Sakwa