A restless summer in Southern California led me to my first class in jewelry design and fabrication. Inspired at having been able to make a perfect bezel on Day 1, I knew that metalsmithing would be, from then on, a source of my life’s pleasures. My work reflects much of the place where it all began. Warm. Eclectic. Whimsical. Elegant. Crafted primarily in Copper and Silver using various traditional techniques, each piece is a tactile, miniature sculpture in itself. Gemstones, dichroic glass, precious metal clay or unusual found objects add another dimension to each unique project.
This is part of a collection called “inSPIRALed”,which brings together my attraction to the spiral form and the magic that is infused by the torch. By mixing cast pieces with fabricated elements that have been enhanced by piercing and reticulation, the result is a pleasing juxtaposition of metal wires and sheets that shows femininity, fluidity and movement.
Materials: Sterling Silver, Black Onyx, Coated Brass Chain
Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.0 inches
Cast bail on fabricated sterling silver sheet. Pendant has been treated with a vintage style patina.
Photo credit: Arnie Del Parto