Tokeland, WA. USA
My jewelry is hand fabricated using a variety of metal smithing processes. Everything is made in my studio in Tokeland Washington, on the Willapa Bay. Most pieces are one of a kind. Metals such as shibuichi, copper, silver and gold are often used and mixed within the same piece. To get the textures that evoke what I see on the beach, I often etch the metal in acid and proceed from there. I love the classic form of ancient jewelry. Recently I have been studying and using ancient metal working techniques, including the use of rocks as tools to form metal. It is much slower going, but to me, best serves the purpose.
Materials: Victorian era sea glass, etched copper, reticulated silver. Dimensions: 2"x 1"
Sea glass found on the coast of England is prong set with etched copper and reticulated silver band.
Photo credit: Marcy Merrill