Bedford, NH. USA
Have been a metalsmith since 1984, after getting seriously hooked on jewelrymaking in taking jewelry classes at high school. Since then, been perfecting my craft, and taking metalsmithing into new directions with tableware, flatware, boxes and vessel forms. Urban and industrial landscapes, architecture and patterns in nature is what inspires me, for I like clean architectural forms. I love to form and shape wire into many different ways, and have been knitting/weaving wire for almost as long. As I say, my motto is hammer in one hand and torch in other hand. Anything involving brazing or hammering is my passion and I deliberately design work to involve as much soldering as possible.
Materials: nickel, silverplate, bronze, brass
Dimensions: 15" x 7 - 10"
The purse is made with a nickel framework, which silverplated wire, nickel and bronze bezel strip have been woven into the frame. A cover pivots open and close to provide privacy.
Photo credit: Charley Freiberg