J. Heather Designs
Seattle, Washington. USA
Inspired with a passion for fire to metal, and over a decade of diligent studies and mentorship, I learned and perfected a variety of different techniques to manipulate metal. Molding skills and concepts with a vivid imagination, I find inspiration from celestial objects, and a fascination with spiral galaxies, and the vastness of outer space.
The jewelry I create incorporates simple lines with a surprise twist. These lines evolve into an obsession with circles that deviate from the norm. Not always restricted by symmetry, but balance, or a concept of balance can be found in my work. Asymmetry plays a major part in life, and reflects itself as offset stones highlighted in silver parabolas with touches of gold and dark patinas. A little mid-century modernism floats through my realities as some form of geometric shapes are always colliding with lines and curves.
An important element in my work is texture, which enhances almost all of the pieces. I create a subtle contrast in each reflective finish, often using patinas and mixed metals to achieve a perfect result.
Materials: Oxidized sterling silver, 18k gold bimetal, 6.5mm Japanese saltwater pearls l
Dimensions: 7/16" wide x 1 5/8" long
Half curved 3/4" discs have random soldered 18k gold bimetal dots of various. A 6.5mm Japanese saltwater pearl hangs from the bottom point of the 1/2 disc and is topped with a 18k gold bimetal concave disc. Earrings are post style.
Photo credit: Doug Yaple